Corbett Issues Statement on Closing of the Mondelez Plant in Northeast
– Governor Tom
Corbett today issued the following statement in response to Mondelez
International’s decision to close their plant in Northeast Philadelphia.
Company officials made clear that their decision was based on a desire to consolidate their
International is a global manufacturer of snack foods.
behalf of the hardworking employees at Mondelez, we are disappointed that the
company has decided to close its plant in Northeast Philadelphia,” Corbett
said. “Our job now is
to immediately help those displaced workers become reemployed.”
Governor Corbett directed the Governor’s Action Team (GAT) to meet with
Mondelez officials. GAT met with the company; however, Mondelez chose not to
explore any of the available programs that potentially could have prevented
closure of the Northeast Philadelphia plant.
learning of Mondelez’s decision to close the plant, I directed the Commonwealth
Secretary of Labor and Industry Julia Hearthway to take action,” Corbett said.
“Our Labor & Industry Rapid Response workforce teams are poised
to help the workers at the plant seek re-employment. My administration
will work diligently to identify opportunities for these skilled, loyal
Department of Labor & Industry’s Rapid Response unit provides workers who
are facing a layoff with information on retraining, continuing education,
job-seeking, health insurance and unemployment benefits to help them transition
its ideal location and our commonwealth’s talented workforce, the Philadelphia
region is a strong beacon of economic activity. I have directed Commonwealth
Secretary of Department of Community and Economic Development C. Alan Walker to
work with our local partners to develop a plan of action to market the facility
for new investment and job growth. “
Valerie Caras, Governor’s Office; 717-783-1116
Lyndsay Kensinger, DCED;
Sara Goulet, L&I; 717-787-5279