E One Layoffs
On Tuesday, the sale of E One was completed, and American Industrial Partners is trying to make up for some of that loss by cutting more than 172 employees.
20-year-old Mitchell Ferguson is among those here who went to work this morning at E One, and left no longer employed.
"We already knew a certain date that there was going to be a lay off," said Ferguson. "I guess it leaked or whatever, but we pretty much already knew. We just didn't know exactly who."
Even though many of the employees say they're receiving a severance package, these employees didn't waste any time getting to Ocala C.A.R.E.S employment services to start the search for a new job.
"We've had 600 manufacturing jobs lost in the last year, and I think construction has been quite a bit more than that," said Workforce Connection Spokesperson Margaret Spontak.
For the next two days, the Ewers Center at Central Florida Community College will be open to those laid off by E One.
But, employees like Ferguson say they weren't completely thrown under the bus or in this case firetruck by their former employer.
"They didn't just leave us hanging they gave us a severance package and ways to keep our benefits going and set us up with job fairs, stuff to keep you on your feet," said Ferguson.
On Wednesday, E One is expected to release a statement with more information about the layoffs.
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