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.
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 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)