Blue Sky Innovations, a Lafayette company that provides support to helicopters serving offshore drilling rigs, said it will lay off 58 employees after the company lost a contract with its only client.
Ken Bullard, manager of Blue Sky, said he expects most of the affected employees will be hired by the company that was awarded the contract. “There’s no reason to go in and retrain workers,” he said.
Bullard couldn’t reveal the name of Blue Sky’s client because of a nondisclosure agreement. The company expects to let its 55 hourly employees go by the end of July, while the three salaried workers will be laid off most likely by the end of the third quarter, according to documents filed with the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
Blue Sky was founded in 2006 and grew to have operations at 14 work sites from Galveston, Texas, to Venice.