I also put in an application at a company right up the road from me in Wadsworth. If the job is there, that would be great since it would be only a ten minute commute.
In my travels this morning, I bought me an Akron Beacon Journal. The headline stated that Smucker was going to eliminate 700 jobs, a good number of them in their plant in nearby Orrville. Now these jobs will be eliminated over the next three years and mainly through attrition. There will be retirements and buyouts. These cuts will be due to improvements made in the plants and automation will make these 700 positions unnecessary.
Still this is not good news when you consider the facts that in January, Ohio had a 10.8% rate of unemployment. In Wayne County, where I live, and where Smucker's headquarters is, the rate is 11.1%. And at my house it's 100%
Perhaps the tide is about to turn....