Moorhead-based 702 Communications has laid off 15 employees and closed its retail office in Wahpeton, N.D.
The moves announced Tuesday are part of company restructuring. Sales and service manager Brian Crommett says the layoffs represent one-third of the 45 people employed by the 10-year-old company.
Marcus Wells and Shirley Walker view their economic prospects from opposite ends of the age spectrum.
Wells, 25, was initially optimistic about his prospects for finding a new job after he was laid off as a systems analyst in January in San Jose, Calif. Now unemployment has begun to wear on the him, and he believes his age has factored into his frustration.
By Mike Schneider and Errin Haines, The Associated Press
, September 07, 2009
One of Dickinson’s largest employers says it has laid off 19 machine operators and assemblers, about 15 percent of its work force.
The Steffes Corp., had asked workers to cut hours to try to avoid layoffs but it wasn’t enough, President Joe Rothschiller said.
Steffes makes residential electric heaters, oil field products, and attachments and production parts for Bobcat Co., which also has been hit by layoffs amid the economic slowdown.
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