>>Shop-Vac Closure Leaves 400 Jobless
(Williamsport, PA) -- An estimated four-hundred people are jobless as Shop-Vac Corporation shut down its Williamsport facilities yesterday, without any advance notice. Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce officials say they're disgusted with what happened as companies are required to give a 60-day notice of a closure under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. The company told local officials they closed due to a planned sale falling through and have previously informed employees that the pandemic and economic conditions put the company in a tough spot. Local officials believe if the company had reached out to the community sooner for assistance, perhaps the outcome could have been different.