SHUT DOWN & SHIPPED OUT

Share your stories about factory closings, job loss and hiring struggles

10/5/2010
BY JOE VARDON
SPECIAL PROJECTS EDITOR
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Following The Blade's investigative series Shut Down & Shipped Out, readers are encouraged to share their stories about factory closings, job loss and hiring struggles.

Visit the Shut Down & Shipped Out blog to leave extended comments and to view videos of area residents thrown out of work when their employer shuttered or moved operations.

READ SERIES

DAY 1: Factory closings rock the region as other states gain from Ohio's pain (9/26/10)

DAY 1: Fostoria endures fallout from string of plant closings (9/26/10)

 

DAY 2: Archbold workers fell victim to corporate cleaver (9/27/10)

DAY 2: Four years after American Lincoln plant closed, former employees struggle to recover (9/27/10)

 

DAY 3: Many factories still feel NAFTA's sting (9/28/10)

DAY 3: Retraining programs often don't lead to better jobs or pay (9/28/10)

 

REACTION: Strickland, Fisher say Ohio erred in saving jobs (9/29/10)

 

DATABASE

FACTORY SEARCH: Search through our database of closed factories to see how many jobs were lost and where they went.