General Electric Announces Plans to Close 5 Plants Across The Country


On Thursday U.S.-based General Electric, the world’s biggest maker of power-generation equipment, locomotives, jet engines, medical- imaging equipment and related information technology systems notified its Chicago based employees that the Chicago service plant and four other plants in Atlanta, Houston, Salt Lake City and Pittsburgh are on the chopping block, slatted for closer over the next year. These particular types of plants repair and machine power plant turbines. It is unclear if the hundreds of jobs will be outsourced in these combined plants, but what is clear is GE announced their intentions on Thursday to shut down the Chicago plant and 4 others, they paid angry worker’s not to show up for work on Friday January 25th out of fear that sabotage could be a concern inside the plant after giving the bad news to its employee’s. Could these jobs be moving to GE’s $60 million dollar plant in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia where they will be assembling these turbines?

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt joined the new president’s team, first as a member of Obama’s Economic Advisory Recovery Board and later as head of his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Since Immelt took over in 2001, this is GE’s jobs record. You would have difficulty finding a company that has outsourced more jobs and closed more American factories than GE. This company has closed more than 30 U.S. plants since Obama took office, While they have slashed their American workforce to fewer than 150,000, GE has dramatically expanded its global presence, now employing over 300,000 workers worldwide. GE has brought a trickle of jobs back to the U.S over the past two years, but it still outsources more than it in-sources. GE has outsourced jobs to China South America, Mexico and India in their Quest to globalize their cheaper work force for increased Profits GE generated an $11.6 billion profit last year, a six percent increase from the previous year these actions are crystal clear based on these numbers. This alarming trend of outsourcing American jobs is on the rise under leaders like immelt and Obama; workforces all over this country are being decimated in the name of global job redistribution or cheaper labor? you decide. The position of the flag in the GE PHOTO ABOVE SAYS IT ALL!!!!!

  5 comments for “General Electric Announces Plans to Close 5 Plants Across The Country

  1. Denny
    April 12, 2013 at 7:22 am

    The race to the bottom continues. Corporate greed.

  2. Tim Gallagher
    April 14, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    That is sad.

  3. charles
    September 16, 2013 at 9:46 am

    thanks to obama and ge where back in the ussr!

    August 10, 2015 at 7:16 am

    I’m an Dresser employee at a valve manufacturer plant with over 25 years of service this plant been here since the 60s GE now owns it and now plans on closing it in June of 2016 what a sorry greedy company

    • January 15, 2016 at 9:46 am

      Hello, I am also a Dresser employee at a valve manufacturer also with 37 years employment at Masoneilan Avon, Ma we are/were UAW union members.
      That Co. started in 1882 at Dorchester, Ma. (Before GE was a Co.) That Factory is closing in 2016 also and being moved to Jacksonville,Fl. We feel the same pains and what we hear about Jacksonville it is not going well, as you get what you pay for, GE is the worst management of the former 6 Co’s that owned the Avon factory, even Halliburton did better than GE has done. Good Luck to all us former GE rejected employees.

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