DHL cuts jobs nationwide and shuts down the town of Wilmington, Ohio

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Guests:

Jo Ingles

Contributors:

Jesse Baker

Comments [3]

Tom Adinolfi

It is unbelievable what DHL is doing. The story mentions the support services, but there are also many warehouses on the property housing various mail order companies that have used DHL for their shipping. These companies will most likely look towards having the warehouses relocated closer to UPS or Fedex, so these would be additional jobs lost in Wilmington. I worked for a company that had 4 warehouses located there until it went out of business around 2000. I can not even imagine what is going to happen to the city. It was Airborne Express that originally built the airpark before DHL purchased them.

Nov. 12 2008 11:55 AM
Noah Carlson

I found this story to be especially moving and hard to swallow. I teach middle school at private Jewish day school in Manhattan. I played the program to my 8th graders to illustrate to them how the economy has impacted others outside their community. One student suggested that DHL cut wages across the board rather than shutting down a plant of 7000. These poor souls in Wilmington need more than tax cuts and universal healthcare.

Nov. 12 2008 10:38 AM
joe gerardi

TO ME THIS STORY STRONGLY HIGHLIGHTS HOW WE MUST MOVE TO A NEW ECONOMY
OF GREEN JOBS,INFRASTRUCTURE REPLACEMENT,SCIENTIFIC INDUSTRY ( UNFETTERED BY OBJECTIONS BY THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT )ETC
WE MUST MUST MUST GET AWAY FROM AN ECONOMY CENTERED ON ALL OF US BUYING
"STUFF" WE DON'T REALLY NEED---
jg

Nov. 12 2008 09:05 AM

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