Anyone paying attention to all the jobs being cut in those swing states Obama won? Not only is unemployment surging and the market plummeting, major companies are announcing layoffs seemingly by the hour. But none of this has anything to do, of course, with Obama’s re-election. And now the folks in Virginia are also falling victim. I’d pity them but they cast their lot with an economic catastrophe, and now they shall suffer.
Smithfield Foods Inc. said Wednesday that it will begin its previously announced shutdown of a Virginia facility that makes hot dogs and deli meat.
The Smithfield, Va.-based company said layoffs will start at the Portsmouth plant in January and it will close at the end of March. The first layoffs at the Smithfield Packing Co. facility will involve about 120 workers, with more than 400 workers affected by the time plant is closed, said Jeff Gough, Smithfield’s senior vice president for human resources. Employees have been offered transfer opportunities.
In a bid to spread the misery evenly, an Illinois company also announced 567 jobs will be terminated, while another 1500 in swing-state Ohio will be gone. Connecticut-based Xerox also will be slashing 2500 jobs. Good times.
Obama’s union thugs, meanwhile, threaten the closing of Hostess plants. No more Twinkies for you!