Schneider to cut 52 jobs

Published 6:42 pm Wednesday, November 8, 2006

By Staff
Special to the Standard
From staff reports
Fifty-two workers will be out of jobs at Schneider National in Evergreen by the end of the year, but county and company officials say they are working to help them find new jobs.
Schneider National Inc. and the Evergreen-Conecuh County Economic Development Office will work together on a transition plan for the local employees affected by the closing of the Evergreen terminal.
Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider announced on Nov. 1 that it plans to close the Evergreen facility by the end of the year.
Evergreen Mayor Larry Fluker and Conecuh County Commission Chairman Wendell Byrd announced the cooperative strategy Monday.
Schneider has hired The Prism Group of Birmingham to implement the transition plan. James Green, a native of Evergreen and current resident of West Memphis, Ark., will lead the plan for Schneider in Evergreen and will work with Daryl Harper, the economic development specialist for Evergreen and Conecuh County to ensure every worker has access to local area jobs, officials said.
Transition efforts will include assistance getting letters, resumes and applications to local area human resources directors within a 30-mile radius of Evergreen and help set interviews with prospective employers. Additionally, a job fair will be held during the transition period.
Green will be in Evergreen beginning today to implement the transition plan.