Alcoa smelter workers in Warrick County getting closer to finding out who will be laid off next month.

United Steelworkers Local 104 President David Willett says employees have until this Friday to take either early retirement or a quit package. Willett says next week a list of who will be laid off will be issued.

Alcoa has said around 600 workers will lose their jobs. Layoffs are scheduled to start April 7.

The union has also applied for a TAA federal grant. The grant helps with education and training for laid off workers. Willett says he should know within three to four weeks if their application is accepted.