On One-Year Anniversary of GM Lordstown’s Closing, State Announces It Lost 6,000 Manufacturing Jobs In Past Year
COLUMBUS — On the one year-anniversary of the last Chevy Cruze rolling off the line at the now-shuttered General Motors factory at Lordstown, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services announced the state lost 12,500 jobs — including 6,000 manufacturing jobs — from January 2019 to January 2020.
“It’s been one year since the workers of GM Lordstown put the finishing touches on the last Chevy Cruze made in America, and since that time, Ohio has lost thousands of manufacturing jobs,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “Donald Trump lied when he promised Ohioans that their jobs were ‘all coming back’ and ‘new factories will come rushing onto our shores.’ Donald Trump lied when he said ‘Ohio just had the best year economically in the history of your state.’
“Trump has been to Ohio six times in the past year and has never once come to Lordstown to look the workers and community members in the eye, even after they pleaded for his help. He said GM Lordstown’s closing ‘doesn’t really matter.’ Then he attacked Lordstown workers and their leaders. Then he proposed killing a loan program that could help save at least some of the jobs that were lost when the plant closed.
“Donald Trump needs to get off Twitter, stop golfing every weekend and get to work helping Ohio workers, rather than screwing them over at every turn.”