Changing Workforce

West Virginia seeing upswing in manufacturing jobs

By WVNews

Mar 20, 2018

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Consumer-product giant Procter & Gamble is closing a plant in Kansas City that’s been turning out P&G products for more than 100 years, since 1906. The closing will leave 280 workers jobless. At the same time, P&G is sharply cutting employment at a plant in Iowa City, Iowa, eliminating about 500 jobs there.

The company is shipping the Kansas City and Iowa City jobs to Mexico or maybe somewhere other foreign country, right?

Wrong. The jobs in question will soon be filled by West Virginians.

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