Skip to comments.Layoffs challenge miners, economy in North Fork Valley (CO - War on Coal)
Posted on 10/26/2013 7:25:25 AM PDT by cutty
Within two weeks after nearly 150 workers lost their jobs at the Elk Creek Mine near Somerset at the start of the month, as many as a third of them had filed into the Delta Workforce Center.
There, they considered options that are likely to prove difficult not only for them, but the economy of the North Fork Valley.
They can try to stay in the area, but very possibly would have to settle for lower-paying work even with new training, or they can leave in pursuit of mining jobs elsewhere.
Either way, a lot of lucrative mining jobs, and the dollars they bring in locally, are gone, in a reminder that the very kind of industry that can so enrich a community also can leave it in a pinch when that industry takes a hit.
Its like textile mills in small southern towns. Everythings peachy until the mill closes
One of the most noticeable impacts may be from laid-off workers choosing to leave the area altogether.
The layoffs come as the Delta County School District already has had falling enrollment
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This has no correspondence to the mills closing in the south. The kenyan dictator their union supported is out to kill their jobs, our economy and most of them. I have in-laws who are miners out in CO and UT and they would certainly like to see the dictatorship go down.
I image the Chinese will take over the mines sometimes soon.
Due to guilt over polluting, they should be proud to have been laid of if it will save the planet. NOT! Think of all the free stuff they’ll be entitled to now.
Now they will find out how the loggers felt.
And California oyster farmers, commercial fishermen from Oregon to Maine , and ranchers going under the knife of USFWS [ Sage Grouse ] in Utah, Colorado ...
Car industry, coal industry, insurance industry...what’s next?
this is a disaster formany of themwho have money tied upn a houseand now they have difficulty sellin the house