About 130 people are losing their jobs at a coal mine west of Birmingham.
Walter Energy is laying off 129 workers at Jim Walters Resources No. 4 mine in Brookwood.
Company spokesman Bill Stanhouse says the layoffs take effect Wednesday night.
Stanhouse says the job cuts are a result of conditions in the coal market. The mine is operating at reduced production levels.
Walter Energy filed for bankruptcy in July and laid off nearly 200 people at a mine in Tuscaloosa County.
The latest job cuts were announced the same day former miners rallied in Brookwood in a demonstration to keep their health benefits and pensions.
Republished with permission of the Associated Press.