After laying off nearly 30% of its workforce earlier in May, all 98 furloughed Decker Coal Co. employees have returned to work.
On May 8, the company announced it was furloughing the miners from its Decker Coal mine in southern Montana until May 26, citing decreased demand because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). However, at the time, the company said the layoffs were temporary and Decker would be bringing the employees back by June for scheduled production.
In a statement, Decker Coal said there are no health-related issues at the mine and hope workers can return at the end of the month.
The Decker mine is in the northwest portion of Powder River Basin. It produces approximately 5 million metric tons of coal per year.