Volvo to more 220 jobs to Shippensbur...

Volvo to more 220 jobs to Shippensburg plant

There are 28 comments on the Public Opinion story from Mar 16, 2011, titled Volvo to more 220 jobs to Shippensburg plant. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

Volvo Construction Equipment plans to relocate work from North Carolina to Shippensburg, bringing about 220 jobs to the area.

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Grn Twp Res

Chambersburg, PA

#1 Mar 16, 2011
"Volvo to more 220 jobs ... " I assume you mean move, but either way, P.O. is retarded.
Carl Wagon

Houston, TX

#2 Mar 16, 2011
I am assuming that this action was a business decision and none of the workers lost their job. It is tough to lose your job in this bad economy where millions of jobless Americans are looking for work. But despite the bad news some sites are announcing jobs. One such site is http://www.digitalundivide.com/youtube-search...
Bittersweet news

Gothenburg, Sweden

#3 Mar 16, 2011
Unfortunatley this news is bad news for the state of North Carolina but good news for our local economy in south central PA. According to an article published in Asheville newspapers, the average salary of the jobs moving to Shippensburg is $82,400.

You can read the article here:
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20110316...
Catch 22

United States

#4 Mar 16, 2011
It's wonderful that so many jobs will be brought & created here however due to the expansion so much farmland surrounding the plant will be lost.
House development

Lancaster, PA

#5 Mar 16, 2011
I was noticing three new houses being built in the
Greenvillage area. Appears these are located at an
excellcent location to Shippensburg. I was wondering who was going to live in them. If the average salary is $82,400 I assume they can pay the mortgage. Either this development was aware of the forthcoming relocations or had ESP.
Unbelievable

Waynesboro, PA

#6 Mar 16, 2011
Just because the average salary is $82K there does not mean it will be the same here, you have to factor in the cost of living in that area vs. Shippensburg. Jobs don't pay the same everywhere.
Dave

Newville, PA

#7 Mar 16, 2011
good job mike ross
No clue

Kernersville, NC

#8 Mar 16, 2011
So many people make absolutely no sense. Farmland will be lost? does farmland create jobs? does it help our economy? how much land just sits unfarmed? and crops lost due to drought every year?? I am all about farmers, dont get me wrong, but it is 24 acres? how many homeowners in the area own over 10 and do they farm it?? NO!!!! expanding here not only means jobs for people in the plant, it means more money to local charities--VOLVO spends lots in our local community and helping individuals/families. This also helps all other local business there will be more people out spending money, eating dinner, buying groceries, dr's, dentists, local small businesses, everyone in the area reaps the benefits of this, so many choose to not look at the whole picture...Did you forget what happened in Detroit, IT IS NOW A GHOST TOWN.
No clue

Kernersville, NC

#9 Mar 16, 2011
Unbelievable wrote:
Just because the average salary is $82K there does not mean it will be the same here, you have to factor in the cost of living in that area vs. Shippensburg. Jobs don't pay the same everywhere.
You can bet your butt if those people move here that they will not take pay CUTS
Donna Chambersburg

Shippensburg, PA

#10 Mar 16, 2011
its a shame they are relocating from the south, why dont you give the jobs back to the people who were cut since 2009 ?????????? we would like to make a living too and pay our mortgages.
Just thinking

Shippensburg, PA

#11 Mar 16, 2011
It sounds like they are just moving the jobs from one place to another. The people from the south will be given the opportunity to move to the north with their jobs. So they aren't really creating "new" jobs. New for here...but not new.
well now

United States

#12 Mar 16, 2011
To Donna....there have been rehires from that layoff and new hires were steady for months the end of last year into the new year....have you reapplied for open positions at the career link office? Even the ones transferring from North Carolina have to apply there and be hired as a vce shippensburg employee you can't sit at home and just wait for them to call you
True

Gettysburg, PA

#13 Mar 16, 2011
My husband was laid off in 09 and has since reapplied and was hired back. Your right you can't just sit at home and wait for them to call you because they won't. And if you did reapply and never got a call there is a reason...they don't want you back. As far as what the employees in NC are making...I can assure you that the employees in Shippensburg make nothing close to that. I will be surprised to see how many people choose to relocate with that kind of pay cut!
Forsure

Shippensburg, PA

#14 Mar 16, 2011
No clue wrote:
So many people make absolutely no sense. Farmland will be lost? does farmland create jobs? does it help our economy? how much land just sits unfarmed? and crops lost due to drought every year?? I am all about farmers, dont get me wrong, but it is 24 acres? how many homeowners in the area own over 10 and do they farm it?? NO!!!! expanding here not only means jobs for people in the plant, it means more money to local charities--VOLVO spends lots in our local community and helping individuals/families. This also helps all other local business there will be more people out spending money, eating dinner, buying groceries, dr's, dentists, local small businesses, everyone in the area reaps the benefits of this, so many choose to not look at the whole picture...Did you forget what happened in Detroit, IT IS NOW A GHOST TOWN.
Wait until there is no more farmland. What then??? Volvo did buy an entire farm and it is more than 24 acres.
Really

Shippensburg, PA

#15 Mar 16, 2011
Donna Chambersburg wrote:
its a shame they are relocating from the south, why dont you give the jobs back to the people who were cut since 2009 ?????????? we would like to make a living too and pay our mortgages.
Those 2009 cuts were just to get rid of the deadwood so if you were one don't hold your breath about getting rehired.
LOL

Williamsport, PA

#16 Mar 16, 2011
Theres an ole saying my pappy use to tell me.. YOU snozz you lose!... NC snoozed and losed aw he he he!!...I say to them NC or SC what ever they are STay down there where you ALL!! live..Theres nuting here fer jew!!.Abbbeee abbbee abbbbeee thats all Folks!!!

PA, will Git er DUN!!
CURIOUS

Greencastle, PA

#17 Mar 16, 2011
The ones that got called back were all butt kissers and bobble heads.Yes, yes, yes,.They stand around making overtime because NOBODY knows what the crap their doing.They use to build 500 machines a month, now they can't build 100.The place lost too many senior employees to early out and the r.i.f.You can get back in if you wish to go back as a temp. employee through Manpower ,Randstand, or Aerotec. The Pa career link was used as sourcing pool for Volvo's benefit.Very few people have been hired back directly through Career Link-that was a scam.The new 30 millon dollar warehouse is full of parts that the expediters cant locate due to a new computer system (sap).Mother volvo is keeping this place afloat million after millon.
sInBaD

Greencastle, PA

#18 Mar 16, 2011
Actually they hired back all the dead wood.If you are from SHIP.,have a brother, or are a nephew, and chew snuff your in.Nascar nuts,and gun fanatics are also greatly valued.If you can drink coffee, talk hunting, or Nascar, and spend time in the bathroom, this place is for you.
been-there

Greencastle, PA

#19 Mar 16, 2011
I also heard from people that work there that the warehouse was a mess.Supposedly Volvo was sending in a group of logistics experts to try and straighten out the mess.
Ex manpower employee

Greencastle, PA

#20 Mar 16, 2011
As some one that worked for both Inger-sol Rand, and Volvo as a temp. employee through Manpower,the chances of full time employment are slim.You will work about six months and then get laid off.You can work your ass off but it wont make any difference.Manpower is a joke.

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