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Kettering news - Jim Huggins
February 18th, 2009
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Kettering news
For folks interested in Kettering life ...

The crisis at GM finally hit Kettering today.  103 out of 173 co-op students will be laid off between now and June.  28 will be graduating in 2009 and will be allowed to finish; 42 students from critical skill areas will be retained.  (The layoffs are about 5% of our student body.)

This isn't a surprise to anyone; Kettering has been trying to diversify its employer base for years now, and contingency plans are going into effect to try and place those students.  Still, it's disheartening.

[And not to gloat, but it's a nice time to be in a degree program and an industry that is growing.]

Current Mood: sadsad

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From:wildirishrose80
Date:February 19th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)
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OH HARSH. (Though I have to say, the whole crisis has made me very grateful that I got out of the auto industry when I did.)

At least the graduating students will be allowed to finish.
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From:tukaro
Date:February 19th, 2009 07:02 am (UTC)
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I saw the e-mail. I'm trying to remember how many fraternity brothers I have that co-op there.

Tough times.
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