Dow workers losing jobs in Louisiana, Michigan
February 2, 2009
As part of a previously announced layoff, Dow Chemical announced that they are cutting 270 Louisiana jobs and 400-500 jobs in Michigan, as part of its worldwide reduction, as reported by the Associated Press. The company is terminating workers at plants in Plaquemine and Hahnville. About 160 of Dow''s 1,600 employees in Plaquemine will lose their jobs, along with about 110 of the 1,100 workers at its Hahnville complex, a company spokeswoman said. They will also cut between 400 to 500 jobs near its Midland, Mich., headquarters. The nation''s largest chemical maker said last month it would slash 5,000 full-time jobs -- about 11 percent of its total work force -- close 20 plants and sell several businesses to rein in costs amid the economic recession.