1000 people work there.
The facility is closing….BUT, at an “undisclosed location” somewhere in the same state, there will be another facility opening, employing 240 people. The employees at the plant that is closing are being offered those jobs.
What’s going on here?
They close ONE plant and boot all 1000 people and open another with 240 people? Is this another incentive, or what?
I can imagine the pissing match over who gets one of the240 jobs that are being made available
Very very sad that the Roche facility is closing. Over 5000 people once worked here; in 1985, over 1500 people were let go. They called it “Black Friday.”
This was a company that treated their employees like family. The company even employed its own employee theatre group! This is how large the company was and how active their people were.
“Black Friday” in 1985 was the beginning of the end. And there were so many great places to work in that area: Shulton, Givudan, ADP (2 facilities in Clifton, about a 1 minute drive from Roche) — all of them now are gone.
There were 3 hospitals in the immediate location, all of them doing relatively well. Only one is left. Got a money bailout from the state about 3 years ago; they were bankrupt and emerged 2 years ago.
And up the river, another pharmco biggie is closing a plant. A guy I know who works there is 55; he has no idea what he’s going to do once the place closes.
Will the last one employed in NJ please shut the lights out…thank you…