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Quad Lays Off 600 Arkansas Employees, Closing Plant

The Sussex-based company says it will help the employees look for new jobs by the time the factory closes later this year.

Quad/Graphics Inc. announced it will cease production at its Jonesboro, Arkansas, facility in the fourth quarter 2012, effectively laying off the factory's 600 employees.

“We continue to make the bold and necessary moves to strengthen our platform and overall competitive position, and create value for our clients and shareholders,” said Joel Quadracci, Chairman, President & CEO of Quad/Graphics.

The company says it will proactively assist Jonesboro employees in finding new jobs, including those available at other Quad/Graphics locations.

“We value the talents and contributions of employees impacted by today’s announcement, and we will help them with their career transitions,” Quadracci said. “We need skilled, experienced employees for a variety of positions throughout our company, and we will share those opportunities with Jonesboro employees willing to relocate.” 

The company says it will proactively assist Jonesboro employees in finding new jobs...

The Jonesboro plant encompasses approximately 600,000 square feet and currently employs approximately 600 people.

Quad officials say the factory's client work will be consolidated without disruption into Quad/Graphics network of U.S. facilities.

Steve March 08, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Will Obama be making an appearance at Quad in Arkansas like he did Master Lock?
Steve March 09, 2012 at 05:11 AM
Think they were all leveled by tornadoes. Good thing we opened up a mine in WI so we can provide the raw materials to rebuild. wait....

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