44 Workers Laid Off After Transfer

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FREMONT, Mich. – After a transfer to Arkansas, 44 Gerber employees will be laid off in February.

In 2012, the company transfered their infant cereal manufacturing from Fremont to Fort Smith, Ark.

Now, the 44 workers represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, will be laid off.

Currently, there are no transfer opportunities for those employees. However, there is a new product line that will be developed at the plant in Fremont as part of their capital investment plant in the near future, which could mean the workers could be hired back in April, 2014.

The plant in Fremont employs around, 1,200 workers. It is the birth place of Gerber.

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3 comments

  • Deb Nelson

    My sister is Plant Manager of Birdola in Grand Rapids and her Plant is moving out of state at the end of this month. Laying off many employees.

    • Scott

      this your sister, and i live in Whitehall and Holmet just let go 40+ and the thing with Michigan Steel in Muskegon ooo ya it looks like things are getting better …. NOT

  • Rachel

    I have decided to save all my money and move out of Michigan as soon as I can.. There are few jobs here, no future for people my age (38) I work a sales job making the same amount of money for the past 10 years . People are leaving this state as fast as they can. With the cost of living and low paying jobs and the cold weather , why stay.