Last Thursday, the village received the announcment that Caito Foods in our Industrial Park was closing with 62 jobs being lost. The Village and theNewcomerstown CIC have been working on this as more information and some opportunities have arisen.
A meeting was held at themayor's office with many Tuscarawas County officials attending and a plan of action was initiated.
It was noted that two companies have already been brought forward with job opportunities: Quanex IG in Cambridge and Lauren Manufacturing in New Philadelphia. Lauren has 34 openings presently and are looking to hire 36 more in the near future.
The Ohio Means Jobs organization was contacted yesterday and they will coming to Newcomerstown to meet with the employees in mid April to present all of their resources to help the workers find new jobs. They are hosting a county jobs fair in New Philadelphia on May 11 with 40-60 companies present looking for people to work for them. Spartan Nash, the owners are working to help with this situation also.
if you know of a Caito Foods worker who has been affected by this closure, please share this posting so that are they are made aware of these openings and what's coming in the future to help them. Thank you!!