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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Many former Ford employees struggle to find work
St. Paul's Ford plant finally closed its doors last month. But, many of the workers that powered that plant for years are having trouble finding work that pays as well as Ford did. The Associated Press talks with union leaders who worry that many of the laid off workers at the plant waited too long to begin looking for new jobs.
Ford workers look to uncertain future
Some will retire, others hope to transfer to other plants. But some of the roughly 800 workers about to lose their jobs are unsure what they'll do next. Some of the workers took early buyouts then were rehired, making them ineligible for transfers. Those who want to continue to work in manufacturing would likely need more training, and the jobs that are out there don't pay as well.
Dec. 19 is the last day for St. Paul Ford plant and its 800 workers
The Pioneer Press reports Ford officials have set Dec. 19 as the close date for their assembly plant in St. Paul. The closing impacts nearly 800 workers. Ford has planned to close the plant for some time, but has delayed setting a shutdown date.
Ford outlines plans to clear St. Paul plant site next month
Company officials say they'll be cleaning up the site and going through environmental reviews before they can put the property on the market. About 800 workers will lose their jobs when the plant closes next month.
Canadian businesses lining up to get next to Target
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Leaflets backing American Crystal workers turn up on grocery store shelves
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Aircraft maker confirms new plant in Superior, will hire up to 600 workers
Wisconsin Gov. Walker and Kestrel Aircraft announced plans Monday morning for an airplane manufacturing center that will bring up to 600 permanent new jobs to the city. The state offered a suite of loans and tax incentives to court the aircraft maker, which was also considering a site in Maine. WDIO says the company will recruit locally and tap area community colleges for training.
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