Journal Tribune: “It is a sad day. We aren’t just talking about 110 people losing their jobs, but 110 families as well,” said state Rep. Justin Chenette, D-Saco. “The ripple effects of this will be felt community-wide.” Chenette said legislators in the Statehouse need to continue to pursue workforce department and training to ensure individuals can transition into a new line of work and jobs. The rapidly changing military landscape adds to the necessity for different contracted work, he said. “There was false hope raised when General Dynamics requested and was approved a $100,000 TIF by the city for an expansion. This was supposed to create jobs, not take them away.”
Portland Press Herald: “The concern is that in this economic light – with 110 jobs being lost – where are these people going to go? These are highly skilled workers doing a very specific task,” said Rep. Justin Chenette, D-Saco. “It’s good that there will be job counselors brought in to help, but the jobs have to be there for them to find.”
General Dynamics in Saco announces 110 layoffs
Rep. Justin Chenette
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