Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Canceled in Scottsville As Unemployment Surges; Already Canceled in Waynesboro and on 29 North

The Uniroyal/Hyosung Tire Plant is closing, leaving 106 people jobless.  Scottsville, a town on the James River in southern Albemarle County, has 500+ residents.

Earlier, Christmas was canceled in Waynesboro, with the closing of the Mohawk Plant a week before Christmas.

Christmas will also be cancelled for 68 US Postal workers in Charlottesville, as the sorting facility will be moving to Sandston (near Richmond) to save the federal government money even as it leaves these folks jobless and receiving unemployment benefits.

Related Reading
Current Bureau of Labor Stats for Charlottesville MLS.
Unemployment Doubled in Charlottesville Albemarle in Past Year; 20 yr High
Private Sector Job Growth Ended in 2008

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