Coburg, Ore.-based Monaco Coach Corp. announced today (Aug. 25) that it is offering a comprehensive package of re-employment services to its displaced workers in Indiana’s Elkhart County.
The company also said that Custom Chassis Products LLC will continue production at its Elkhart facility. The company, a joint venture between Monaco and Navistar Inc. subsidiary International Truck and Engine Corp., was started in January 2007 in a 210,000-square-foot plant that produced Monaco’s proprietary Roadmaster chassis.
Monaco, which recently closed Indiana facilities in Wakarusa, Elkhart and a Nappanee impacting around 1,400, said that job fairs were scheduled for Aug. 27 in Wakarusa and Aug. 28 in Elkhart. Monaco noted that it opened an employment resource center on Aug. 4 located in Wakarusa for employees to use through Sept. 12.
In addition, collaborating with a local employment training firm, the company is holding workshops on various topics, including basic interviewing skills, developing resumes and job search training.
“We are very pleased to offer numerous types of classes for our employees to improve their job skills and job search skills while helping them find new employment,” said Kay Toolson, chairman and CEO. “Helping all of our employees find new employers is our main priority and focus in northern Indiana.”
Monaco reported that there will be several local and regional employers seeking applicants in attendance at the job fairs. “Our hope is that the vast majority of our employees will be able to find employment through the contacts that they make at one of our job fairs or through the ongoing support that we will be providing at our job and resource centers,” said Toolson.
Any interested employers wishing to attend the job fairs should contact Christie Alley, employee relations manager at 574-862-7376.