Jaquelin Ferris will be out of work when the Craft Centre closes. Her husband is losing his job with Electrolux.
Emil Rick is a cancer patient who works at the Craft Centre. He says if he loses his health benefits, that would be just as good as a death sentence.
Those are just two of the many personal stories the governor heard when she met with the workers. She heard their concerns about the slow economy and job loss to foreign competitors.
The governor in part blames the Bush Administration for not fighting for Fair Trade in our Free Trade agreements.
They also acknowledged the need for retraining to find new work in new fields. Ideas tossed out included state supported apprenticeships and online classes for retraining.