Jobs Watch: Steel and Displacement
Unaddressed, though clearly between the lines in that story is what does it say about jobs at Edgar Thompson? Story clearly points to the explanation that the Canadian jobs are coming back due to statutory issues in Ontario that might force US Steel to make payments to laid off workers. Yet global steel demand is still on life support as best I can tell. Until now it looks like US Steel had been consolidating work at Edgar Thompson even as it closed or ramped down it's operations most everywhere else in North America. Kind of all inevitably leads to the conclusion that there will be Edgar Thompson jobs directly impacted by that decision.
But hey, when are the bulk of those casino hires starting up?
What do I find interesting on top of all of that. Both major papers in town are relying on wire service coverage for news about US Steel. Though I am sure they both may have more coverage from their own folks to follow up.