(AMM) U.S. Steel lays off 677 North American workers

U.S. Steel Corp. said Thursday it is laying off 677 workers in its flat-roll operations in the United States and Canada because of weakening customer demand.

"In our U.S. operations, we have laid off 500 people, including those in northwest Indiana; Fairfield, Alabama; Pittsburgh, Detroit and Granite City," a spokesman for U.S. Steel said.

U.S. Steel Canada is laying off 177 employees, he said.



November 13, 2008

20:16 GMT