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In Event Of IBM Sale, Shumlin Ready To Deal To Keep Jobs Local - VPR

posted at 9:58 am Tue Jun 24th, 2014 by (WherezIt_Staff)

With the state on what he calls "heightened alert" over the future of IBM's chip manufacturing plant in Essex Junction, Gov. Peter Shumlin today said he's prepared to "do whatever it takes" in the fight to preserve the more than 4,000 jobs at stake.

Shumlin's comments came in advance of a press conference scheduled for later Monday in which the Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation is set to unveil a slate of interventions it thinks will help secure the future of the plant.

"What I can say is my job is to make sure that we do everything in our power and remain nimble as a state ... to ensure that the over 4,000 hardworking incredibly qualified employees of IBM, if a transition happens in ownership ... they can continue to have great jobs right here in Vermont," Shumlin said in Montpelier Monday morning.

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Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)
Essex Junction, VT 05452 (Set as Local)

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