Here's another sad local story of Jobs going to Mexico:
Totowa, NJ manufacturer to lay off 390 employees, shut operations and move work to Mexico
June 23, 2014 Last updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 7:44 AM
BY HUGH R. MORLEY STAFF WRITER The Record
A California medical product manufacturer will shut its Totowa factory and lay off 390 employees over the next 18 months as the work is moved to Mexico, the company said Monday.
CareFusion Corp., of San Diego, said the layoffs at the former Vital Signs plant will begin in August and continue until the Campus Drive plant is finally shuttered in December 2015.
The work will be moved to the company's manufacturing operation in Mexicali, Mexico, spokesman Troy Kirkpatrick said, adding that employees were informed of the move in April.
"The reductions will take place in waves over the next year and a half," he said.
Employees got 60 days notice and will get at least four months severance, depending on their length of tenure, he said. Workers will be eligible to apply for other jobs within the company, CareFusion said.
The closure announcement, which was outlined in a letter to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, comes six months after CareFusion completed the acquisition of Vital Signs, which had its headquarters and a manufacturing operation in Totowa, for $500 million.
At the time, CareFusion said that the Vital Signs operations were "well-aligned to our long-term growth strategy," part of which involved increasing the company's sales outside the U.S.
Kirkpatrick said that "when we evaluated our manufacturing footprint, we have manufacturing facilities around the country and the world... we made the decision to consolidate those types of jobs in our Mexicali facility.
" That was based in part on the lower cost to manufacture there, plus the presence of manufacturing "expertise" there and the existing, high quality of the production there, he said.
The Totowa factory makes disposable respiratory products such as masks and hoses, he said.
Some non-manufacturing jobs also located in Totowa, such as finance and human resources, will be moved to existing CareFusion offices in San Diego and Vernon Hills, Ill., Kirkpatrick said.
The job cuts were outlined by CareFusion in a report filed in line with the federal Warn Act., and a similar state law that requires companies to give workers and authorities 60 days notice of a layoff.
Monday's announcement was the third notice of layoffs to hit the borough in the last six months.
When will it end?
Unfortunately our politicians are a joke – Only it's not so funny, because over the past several decades, all they've been doing is screwing the American people, by stalling, spending, removing protections and allowing illegal aliens to continue to pour in and American jobs and industry to pour out, and all while collecting their American tax-payer funded pay checks, benefits and whatever else they get on the side from their various lobbyist friends.