Washington Evening Journal
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MT. PLEASANT — The workforce of Mt. Pleasant will be changing drastically June 30 as Jabil’s manufacturing plant will close it doors permanently.
“The only thing I can confirm is we’re closing,” Operations Manager Larry Todey said Friday.
While many workers will lose their jobs at the end of this month, the Mt. Pleasant community has made it their mission to support them in their new endeavors through the collaborative work put together by Executive Vice President of the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce Kristi Perry.
According to Mt. Pleasant Temp Associates Branch manager Jennifer Schwartz, Jabil has been working on closing since last fall.
Jabil is a manufacturing plant that offers injection molding, thin walled, tight-tolerance molding, and in-mold labeling in the plastic industry in addition to packaging solution and has provided many jobs to the area.
“Kristi [Perry] has been working hand-in-hand with Jabil as they close,” Schwartz said.
According to multiple staffing agencies Perry emailed with temp-staffing agencies and manufacturing plants throughout the Mt. Pleasant area since the fall to let them know about the upcoming change in workforce for the area.
Team Staffing Solutions Branch Manager Blake Radel agreed with Schwartz.
“We emailed Kristi our information for [the employees],” Radel said.
Schwartz elaborated that the information temp-staffing agencies were providing to The Chamber of Commerce was used to compile a flyer to give to employees this last month in an informational meeting about the plant’s impending close.