List of work opportunities available to laid off GM Lordstown employees

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The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, in partnership with several other chambers of commerce, is working to compile a list of companies willing to hire workers impacted by layoffs at the General Motors Lordstown Assembly Complex, Magna Seating and Comprehensive Logistics.

The list will be distributed to workers who may be looking for employment opportunities.

“Hopefully, this document will act as a resource to those individuals who have been hit by this unfortunate circumstance,” said Nick Santucci, director of education and workforce development for the chamber. “The chambers in northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania recognize the importance of keeping our citizens active in the workforce and encouraging them to stay in the metro area.”

The chamber’s partners include the Greater Cleveland Partnership, Greater Akron Chamber, and the Shenango and Lawrence county chambers.

“We’re always looking to collaborate with our metro chamber partners,” said Richard Rebadow, Greater Akron Chamber executive vice president. “In this instance, we were pleased to support the highly skilled workforce of the Youngstown-Warren area and surrounding markets by working to reemploy the workers dislocated due to downsizing in the automotive industry.”

“To take a multi-regional approach to any of the challenges in our business community means that there is a higher rate of success for the problems to actually get solved,” said Sherris Moreira, executive director of the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber also provided a list of employment opportunities to administrative and union leadership at the GM Lordstown plant following the plant’s third shift elimination, which the chamber said helped “many” workers “secure new positions and remain in the workforce.”

The plant will go down to one shift beginning June 25.

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