Oh yes, business as usual:<quoted text>
Bain Capital's companies that created 100,000 jobs: Staples (89,000), Sports Authority (15,000) and Domino's (7,900 jobs added since 1999). That's 111,900 jobs.
Companies that lost jobs include American Pad & Paper (385), Dade International (1,900), DDi Corp.(2,100), Clear Channel Communications (2,500) and KB Toys (3,400). That's 10,285 jobs.( FactCheck.org rounded up the numbers from POLITICO and the New York Times.)
Looks like the jobs created won. That's business for ya.
Six people were arrested Wednesday morning at a north central Illinois plant run by Bain Capital-owned Sensata Technologies, where 170 workers are set to lose their jobs by the end of the year.
The closing of the Sensata plant has turned into an unlikely presidential campaign issue, as the lost manufacturing jobs will be relocated to China. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney helped found Bain Capital, and several workers from Sensata have pleaded with the former Massachusetts governor to intervene at the private equity firm and prevent the offshoring of their jobs, so far without success.
According to 99 Uniting, a progressive group involved with several Sensata employees, the arrestees Wednesday included the mother of a current Sensata worker, as well as a former Sensata worker and her son, all of whom had taken part in a sit-in inside the plant. The Freeport, Ill., police department confirmed to The Huffington Post that six people were arrested in all.
The arrestees had come to the plant to present a manager with a petition regarding the severance packages of soon-to-be-laid-off workers, according to Tom Gaulrapp, who's set to lose his job on Nov. 5. Gaulrapp said they weren't able to meet with a manager, so they refused to leave and sat in the lobby. The police soon arrived.