I work at a manufacturing plant here in Geelong.
But I’m concerned about the future.
In 40 months time Toyota are going to close, which gives us 40 months to find more work or we close down too.
With all the jobs lost in manufacturing I don’t believe manufacturing in the auto industry will continue.
It’s pretty sad. I’ve got a few work mates who’ll probably lose their homes. It’s not good.
The bills don’t get any cheaper, they just keep going up & you’ve still got to pay them.
I’ve been in the same place for 30 years. I’ll stick it out to the end. It’s not over til it’s over.
This government’s not going to help us. We’ve got to help ourselves, get out there and fight for our jobs. Geelong can come back, but it won’t be overnight.
I work at Target head office here in Geelong. My daughter works here too. It’s a very uncertain time at work. Target made 260 staff redundant last year and there are constant rumours about further job losses so everyone’s really concerned about the future.
Geelong’s a good community, we can get through this but we’ve got to fire up. We need a government that is willing to step in and support jobs.
This is an election year and if my colleagues and I are anything to go by, Denis Napthine should be worried about his job.
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