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Roxboro plant lays off 120

Posted November 13, 2008

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— The Georgia-Pacific plant in Roxboro will slow operations by the end of November, a spokeswoman said Thursday, laying off 120 employees.

Julie Davis said the slumping housing market has reduced need for the building products manufactured there, making those 120 positions unnecessary. She emphasized that the slowdown does not imply the closure of the plant.

Georgia-Pacific will retain 40 employees at the Roxboro facility and will recall those laid off when the housing market rebounds, she said. Davis could not predict when that rebound and recall might take place, however.

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  • iron fist Nov 13, 2008

    Layoffs all over the state and nation, more to come. Companies laying off before the new year save on benefits and vacation time. Never a good time to lose your job but it seems to always be right before the holiday season. I can understand why but it still feels wrong.

  • JaredsMom Nov 13, 2008

    My prayers go out to all. God bless you.

  • gajo Nov 13, 2008

    WELL I GUESS OUR GREAT GOVERMENT WILL JUST HAVE TO HELP US OUT... THEY ARE SO EAGER TO HELP OUT OTHER COUNTRIES I HOPE THEY HELP OUT PEOPLE HERE IN THE US....I WANT HOLD MY BREATH....FOLKS IT'S TIME TO GET PRAYING AND ASKING A HIGHER HELPER FOR ALL OF OUR PROBLEMS. GOD BLESS!!!

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Nov 13, 2008

    Tough for Roxboro. With many Blue-Collar employees unemployeed and very few jobs available, and finances getting tough, this could be a recipe for more violence like the murder that took place there yesterday.

  • nashville Nov 13, 2008

    If your in the wood business look out, more layoffs to come.

  • Adelinthe Nov 13, 2008

    Awww, praying for them.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • garnertoy Nov 13, 2008

    seems like alot of layoffs happens during the holidays