Covidien thinning its OC workforce
Management of a long-running Oconee County manufacturing operation, in preparation of its move to a Central American country, has been reducing its workforce in trickles. One official tells us, however, he’s expecting a wave of job terminations soon.
For displaced workers here, the closing of the Covidien plant at Bountyland is likely to be traumatic. For Oconee’s psyche, its a quite a blow also—considering the many years of a plant that provided employment, often round-the-clock—whether it was Kendall, Tyco, or its modern-day successor Covidien.
As the closing became reality a year ago, there were complaints of little communication between company and county. To some extent, that has changed of recent. A line of communications has been opened so that the county may assist Covidien in trying to find a new owner for the building.
For, some time in 2014 in what’s expected to be the final operation of the Covidien plant near Seneca, you can expect to a see a For Sale sign go up in front of the building.
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