Cops called over parking as 78 former Whitley Products employees attend job fair
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth police were called to Work One in Plymouth Tuesday around 11:30 a.m.
Dave Bacon, assistant police chief, said later in the day that a restaurant in the plaza had called about a shortage of parking.
“That (parking lot) is private property so we have no control over that,” said Bacon.
Work One held a job fair Tuesday for workers recently laid off by Whitley Products. The company shut down Jan. 24, leaving approximately 100 people suddenly unemployed.
Chuck Knebl, communications manager for Work One, said that 78 displaced workers attended the sessions Tuesday. Seven local employers were on site to interview people. All of the 78 filled out a generic application with Work One.
“We will have a rapid response session this Thursday, and we have 58 displaced people that are signed up for that,” added Knebl. “We are also offering training workshops on job seeking skills and resume building Friday.”
He explained that in rapid response sessions Work One employees go over unemployment benefits, how to sign up for them, and information about what services Work One offers.
Call Work One for more information, 574-936-8919.