(Boliver, MO) -- More layoffs are announced in the Ozarks. This latest round of cuts is happening in Bolivar, Missouri.
The Tracker Marine Plant says it's laying off 80 people. It already laid off more than 100 employees in October.
In a statement issued by Tracker Marine Group, it says its transferring all of it's aluminum boat production from its plant in Bolivar to Lebanon. It cites a softening demand for new boats in the 2009 model year.
For many employees, they say the news caught them off guard.
"They told us we were the number one plant work, it was good and everybody worked hard and then all of a sudden they don't have a job," said Anthony Zornes.
He along with two of his co-workers, were laid off from the plant.
"It's hard I got kids and I am a singe dad. I don't know what I am going to do at," said Zornes.
"I understand why because it's a luxury item. A boat is a luxury business, then again years in the past they have laid us off and called us back and now two hundred people are out of a job," said Chris Raymond, who was also laid off from Tracker Marine.
The company says employees will be considered for available positions at the the Lebanon plant, but it would not say how many or the process the laid off employees would need to go through to get these jobs.
City leaders are also worried about the loss of one of its major manufacturers.
"It will have a negative effect there is that much less cash flow coming through your community," said Ron Mersch, Bolivar City Administrator.
Mersch says the city is trying to attract new business and remain hopeful
"The fact that Tracker is not liquidating tells us that at least if this market comes back they have a place to expand back into," said Mersch.
But for Zornes and his former co-workers, that time can't come soon enough.
"We need jobs now," said Zornes.
The city says with the changes to Highway 13, it hopes this will attract new business and it's happy to have the university and a growing hospital district.
Still leaders worry that many of those who lost their jobs will have to move to find work as welders and fabricators because there's not a lot of that in Bolivar.