Saturday, June 26, 2010

Whirlpool Drains the Midwest

Jobs Washed Up

Whirlpool refrigerator plant closes; 600 lose jobs, [OVER ONE THOUSAND PEOPLE LOSE JOBS THIS YEAR]

Hundreds of people worked their final shifts Friday at a Whirlpool Corp. refrigerator factory in Evansville, Ind., that has been the site of protests over its closure.

The Evansville plant’s production line was shutting down after turning out refrigerators for 54 years, meaning the loss of some 600 jobs.

About 450 other workers were laid off in March when Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool ended its second production shift.

Whirlpool announced last year that it would move pro­duction to Mexico.

Detroit News 06/26/2010, Page A12

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