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Monday, 08 June 2009 10:06

Federal programs set out to help find new fit for autoworkers

Since Chrysler closed its Newark assembly plant in December, hundreds of autoworkers have grappled with an uncertain future in a job market that many are ill-prepared to enter. It's a scenario that will be repeated when General Motors Corp. closes its Boxwood Road plant near Newport next month, idling 450 hourly workers."When Chrysler closed, that was disheartening enough," said Deborah Armstrong, a liaison between United Way of Delaware and local labor groups, who has worked with the Local 1183 since the plant closing. "It was a crisis, and now it's a disaster."

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