Up to 15 workers laid off in Pikeville
Several workers were notified they would be losing their jobs on Monday just as the holiday season draws closer.
Officials with Lightyear Network Solutions said they are consolidating offices in Pikeville and Louisville to save money. The former employees stated the layoffs were unexpected as well. The former employees said they were called in one by one, told their positions had been eliminated and sent home on Monday.
Company officials stated that the layoffs were due to challenging business conditions, especially in the Appalachian region, and that they regret the need to reduce employment. The layoffs are expected to be permanent.