More jobs leave Philly
The Nabisco-Kraft factory owned by Mondelez Global is closing May 1, leaving 300 people unemployed including many union workers.
Not only are these jobs being lost but the ancillary jobs such as packaging and transportation, restaurants, and small businesses in the area that serviced this plant will be negatively impacted. An estimated $15 million in lost wages to our local economy is a major concern.
For every problem there is a solution. If leaders felt so strongly, over a year ago, that the company had no intentions of staying in the Northeast then the focus should have shifted to finding new companies to fill the space, keeping our friends and neighbors employed.
We need to reverse the trend of job loss and underemployment in our area and bring back good paying family sustaining jobs.
Helping middle class families is a major reason I’m running for state representative. If I am elected on March 24, I will be making calls to promote job creation and get our families back to work.
Candidate for State Representative - District 170