Coal miner Alpha to cut 1,200 jobs

Sept 18 Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:38am EDT

Sept 18 (Reuters) - Coal miner Alpha Natural Resources Inc said it would cut about 1,200 jobs, or 9 percent of its workforce, by early 2013 on weak demand.

The company also said it would idle eight mines in Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania immediately, affecting about 400 jobs.

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