Governor Kasich remained silent on the possibility of Ohio losing nearly 1,200 jobs at Anchor Hocking over the weekend. While the Governor has repeatedly attended ceremonies to announce new jobs, he has said little about the projected 5,000 lay-offs across 23 counties already announced this year. The full list of 2014 WARN notices can be found HERE.
FitzGerald Campaign Press Secretary Lauren Hitt released the following statement on the expected lay-offs:”The Governor’s silence on Anchor Hocking is stunning. John Kasich is quick to promote himself, but when it comes to understanding and talking to Ohioans who are struggling he shrinks from his responsibility. Governor Kasich should be doing everything possible to save the jobs at Anchor Hocking and the thousands of other expected lay-offs across the state. It is unacceptable that he is sitting silent to avoid bad press during an election year.”