I came across this article earlier today regarding previous GM workers. Over 120 laid off workers were sent a notice this week. They can leave Janesville WI and move to Ohio where they are needed at another GM plant, or they can lose all the benefits they had been getting over the past year, including insurance.
It’s very sad that GM chose to not open the Janesville plant again. I have to say though, given todays economy and job market, those 120+ people may want to think long and hard before turning this down.
I’m sure most people, like me, still have hopes that GM or another manufacturer will revive the Janesville Wisconsin GM plant and bring more jobs back to Janesville again. It seems like such a waste to have that plant sitting idle and unused. I still think we will eventually be hearing the uplifting news that the plant will be reopening. At this point I think it will likely be making something else when/if it opens again…. maybe trains, who knows.
Original article from Channel 3000:
Michael Collins – Broker
Rock Solid Real Estate Strategies
PO Box 2444
Janesville, WI 53547-2444