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Gov. Holcomb tells Rexnord workers the state will help them find new jobs

Posted at 10:47 PM, Feb 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 13:58:48-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb told Rexnord workers on Thursday that the state cannot save their jobs, but they are ready to help them find new ones.

The governor met privately with workers and union representatives. He told them that he could not stop the company from moving over 300 jobs to Texas and Mexico. 

 

Although the news is not what workers had hoped to hear many said they remain hopeful.

“Hopeful but I’m grabbing at the last straw,” said Don Zering. “I’m glad he met with us, and we were able to do this before they start taking more stuff out of there.”

Gov. Holcomb told workers that the state remains ready to help them find new jobs once their employment at Rexnord is terminated. 

The governor offered to meet again with workers in another month if necessary. 

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