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Rubbermaid plant to layoff workers

Friday, January 14, 2005

Anticipating the layoff between 60 and 65 employees at Rubbermaid in Jackson, the Missouri Department of Economic Development has activated its Rapid Response Team to meet with employees. The company's work force is being reduced due to a slowdown in production requirements and company reorganization.

According to Jim Grebing of the DED, the team also came to Rubbermaid July 19 and 20 when the company announced a reorganization and slowdown.

Layoffs are expected to be made Monday, Feb. 4 and Feb. 28, Grebing said.

The Rapid Response Team, made up of representatives from the Division of Workforce Development, the Division of Employment Security and the Workforce Investment Board of Southeast Missouri, will provide services to workers who need assessment and testing, career counseling, resume writing, help with interviewing skills, job search methods, on-the-job training and tuition assistance for vocational training or education. These services are free.

Anyone interested in hiring Rubbermaid workers can call (800) 877-8698.

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