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This announcement comes after a series of layoff announcements at companies in the Fox Valley. Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson released a statement calling on lawmakers to take action to preserve manufacturing jobs.
“Today’s announcement must serve as a wake up call to all elected leaders,” Nelson said in a statement. “We cannot and should not stand idle while industry and jobs crumble before our eyes. What will be left in a year, five or ten years? How many plant closures, lay offs must we sustain before something meaningful is done?”
Neenah Mayor, Dean Kaufert, believes Northeast Wisconsin is in a good position for that expansion. He says, “The company has put in a lot of dollars over the recent years to update with technology and such in their production facilities. We have a skilled,
trained workforce. Other regions of the country may not have those same types of skills and workforce that we have.”
The company’s announcement is likely to put a lot of workers on edge even though Anthony Snyder of the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board says the overall economy still favors job seekers.
“If the number is reasonably small we should easily absorb them back into our workforce. We have record low unemployment up and down the 41 corridor. If it’s a few hundred, we should no problem welcoming these folks to other jobs,” said Snyder.
The year end report shows that fourth quarter sales for 2017 were $4.6 billion and increased one percent.
STATEMENT FROM OUTAGAMIE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TOM NELSON
has been a rough six months for the Paper Valley. First Appleton Coated, then US Paper Converters and Appvion, now Kimberly Clark. My thoughts go to the workers and their families; I pray our region will be spared.
These companies represent an anchor industry, home to thousands of good paying family supporting jobs in Northeast Wisconsin.
Today announcement must serve as a wake up call to all elected leaders. We cannot and should not stand idle while industry and jobs crumble before our eyes.