Erie community responds to GE Transportation job loss announcement

The news that GE is eliminating as many as 1,050 jobs from its Erie plant caused many take to social media to express their thoughts.

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  1. @ETNMartin broke the news around 11 a.m. that GE Transportation will eliminate as many as 1,050 total jobs shift some to its new facility in Fort Worth, Texas.
  2. General Electric Evolution Series locomotives are assembled on Sept. 15, 2011 in Building 10 at GE Transportation in Lawrence Park Township. CHRISTOPHER MILLETTE//ERIE TIMES-NEWS

  3. BACKGROUND:
    See GoErie's 2012 coverage of the new GE plant as it opened in Forth Worth, Texas. Initially, Erie workers were told their jobs were not in jeopardy despite the new plant opening. Watch the video from 2012 for comment from GE plant manager Walter Amaya.

  4. Construction continues on the new GE Transportation locomotive plant in North Fort Worth, Texas on Jan. 18. The plant is expected to open by the end of 2012. ERIE TIMES-NEWS
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  7. Some social media users couldn't help but consider how the job losses might affect Erie.
  8. Still think we should have a "Celebrate Erie" this year? I don't know about you, but I haven't seen to many things to celebrate around here in a long time. I do believe GE is one on the sponsors....Oh, the irony.
  9. Texas =Right to work for less state. Say good bye to well paying jobs in Erie. The unskilled folks in Texas will be doing it for $10/hr now
  10. Which is why we left Erie many years ago. GE Layoff, back to the military.
  11. Its been a bad couple of days here in Erie we are now not getting a cabelas and now GE just cut 950 jobs..WOW pretty scary I think as far as economy goes here..
  12. Breaking News GE to move 950 jobs out of Erie Updated: 10:56 am Well Erie its been real but....now that GE is moving what happens to us? GE Transportation is eliminating as many as 950 jobs at its Lawrence Park plant and moving those jobs to the company's new facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Erie County Executive Barry Grossman confirmed this morning.
  13. And people wonder why the rest of the country call it the mistake on the lake.
  14. wow! really great work in boosting our economy way to go to all of those who said there will be no jobs lost here! pityful
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