Ingalls Shipyard announced the layoff of 1,250 people at the shipyard in Pascagoula Thursday morning.
Officials with Northrop Grumman say work on two cruise vessels at Ingalls has been suspended after American Classic Voyages, the owner of the two ships, declared bankruptcy last week.
Thurday's layoffs are for the next five days. If an agreement cannot be worked out, those layoffs would become permanent.
WLOX news crews are working on the story and will have more on the layoffs at 5, 6, and 10 p.m.
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