Recruiters lining up to talk to Ford workers

St. Paul's Ford plant and state officials apparently got so many calls from recruiters that they set up a job fair. The Star Tribune says 3M, trucking companies, temp agencies and many others showed up to talk to the hundreds of workers about to lose their jobs. Ford is closing the plant Dec. 22nd.
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St. Paul's Ford plant and state officials apparently got so many calls from recruiters that they set up a job fair. The Star Tribune says 3M, trucking companies, temp agencies and many others showed up to talk to the hundreds of workers about to lose their jobs. Ford is closing the plant Dec. 22nd.

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