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Wake Forest Chamber Of Commerce Helps Laid-Off Workers Find Jobs

Posted December 4, 2000

— More than 130 workers in Wake Forest are going into the holidays without a job.

Athey Products, which makes mobile sweepers, announced the layoffs last Friday. The company was, at one time, among the largest employers in Wake Forest. The town'sChamber of Commerceis helping workers find other jobs in town.

"We know there are several plants that are undergoing expansion efforts, and these are highly skilled workers at Athey. We think they will be able to find good jobs," says Mark Fleming, director of the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce.

The chamber is also helping the families for the holidays. Christmas gifts for children and non-perishable food items can be left at the Chamber of Commerce. The Food Lion grocery store on Capital Boulevard is collecting non-perishable food bought by their shoppers.

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