GM announced late last year that Lordstown along with three plants in the U.S. and one in Canada would close by early next year.
Jerry Dias wants GM to reverse plans to cut more than 14,000 jobs, including 2,500 production workers in Oshawa, Ont.
Canada’s manufacturing sector lost 278,000 jobs between 2000 and 2007.
Ford said the fight ahead for the 2,500 autoworkers affected by the looming Oshawa plant closure will be to find new jobs.
But jobless rate ticks up to 7.2%.
Oil price plunge likely to encourage growth in other sectors to diversify Alberta’s economy.
Production will be shifted to Gainesville, Ga. facility; shut down to put 383 employees out of work.
Jobless rate stays put at 6.6%.
The move will cost 200 people their jobs, according to the Winnipeg Free Press.
Layoffs at the plant east of Pittsburgh started in 2009 when 141 workers lost their jobs.
StatsCan says the economy lost 45,900 jobs in December as the unemployment rate rose to 7.2%.
The provinces want to boost benefits to ensure young Canada are set when they retire; feds says CPP hikes result in fewer jobs.
Move affects 150 positions, caused by decreased demand high operating costs.
40 laid off workers will be offered jobs at fibre container plant next door.
Plant closures will eliminate 2,400 jobs, about 5% of the company’s workforce.