Monday, August 4, 2008

Nissan Workers Could Have Difficulty in Finding New Jobs

From Murfreesboro Post (July 30, 2008): “'Right now it is a tough environment in searching for jobs unless you have some special skills such as healthcare,' said David Penn, director of the Business and Economic Research Center at MTSU. But he said Nissan’s Wednesday morning announcement isn’t 'terribly unexpected' with the downturn of truck and sport utility vehicle sales and nearly $4 gasoline prices. Penn said If workers taking the buyout can ride out the economic downtown over the next couple of years, then they could possibly gain employment at the Volkswagen plant coming to Chattanooga or automobile suppliers that may be expanding or entering the market." (more)