Job fair planned to help Plywood employeesSeptember 03,2014Job fair targets
A job fair organized to help some of the 170 displaced Rutland Plywood employees will be held Friday at the Holiday Inn in Rutland Town.
From noon to 3 p.m. at the conference center, roughly 20 employers from around the region will have information and applications available for about 100 full-time, part-time and temporary job positions, said Wendy Morse, regional manager of the Department of Labor.
The 70 full-time and 100 part-time and temporary employees at Rutland Plywood all lost jobs Aug. 21 when fire leveled the 84,000-square-foot plant in Rutland Town.
Rutland Plywood officials havenít decided whether they will rebuild ó but officials have said even if the company does rebuild, it might be two years before a new plant is complete.
Normally, the Department of Labor hosts two job fairs a year in May and October, Morse said. But the fire and large-scale job loss have prompted the agency to add a third hiring session.
Morse said the companies hiring at the job fair represent a diverse cross-section of construction, manufacturing, health care and service industry businesses.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: In 497 BC, first Saturnalia festival celebrated in Rome, Scandinavians retain 'Yule Goat' as symbol of season, Krampus, evil side of holiday cheer, terrorizes children into better behavior, more advice from Christopher Hitchens.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: In 533 AD, Byzantine Emperor Justinian I gets the old empire back together again routing the Vandals from Carthage; in 1890, Lakota Chief Sitting Bull is killed at his home in South Dakota; in 1970, Soviets land probe on Venus.
- DUANE CARLETON: Rutland Herald Events Editor George Nostrand interviews musician Duane Carleton, whose new CD 'A GIRL LIKE THAT' drops Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, and will be celebrated that evening with a show at 9:30 p.m. at Killington's Pickle Barrel.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Sigisimund, king of Hungary, creates Order of the Dragon to defend the West against Ottoman Turks; Chong Ho escorts 300 virgins to China; J. Bruce Ismay born this day, built Titanic, gets free trip, does not go down with the ship.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Storm takes out power for 60,000 Vermonters; state gets $33M to fund pre-K education; Springfield board OKs fund to demolish blighted buildings, voters have final say; George Nostrand runs down coming events.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1041, adopted son of Empress Zoe Porphyrogenita of Byzantium succeeds to throne of Eastern Roman Empire; in 1907, English medical students riot over anti-vivisection statue of little brown dog in Battersea, London.