GOSS CUTS FACTORY WORKFORCE

By: Jim Rosenberg

150 Jobs Lost At Press Maker


A day before the National Association of Purchasing Management
reported its manufacturing index hit a 10-year low this week,
Goss Graphic Systems told workers it would undertake a
“manufacturing capacity realignment” that would cost 150
employees their jobs at its Cedar Rapids, Iowa, plant.

In a prepared statement released Wednesday, the press maker said
only that it acted “in response to a shift in product mix.” Calls
to Goss’ Westmont, Ill., headquarters were not immediately
returned.

A source at the plant who insisted on anonymity said a third of
the hourly shop workers and some office staffers lost their jobs
without notice or explanation.



Jim Rosenberg (tech@editorandpublisher.com) is a senior editor covering newspaper technology for E&P.



Related story:

GOSS BUCKLES; WILL IT BREAK? (01/08/01)



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