Monday, August 30, 2010

Joplin workshop loses major client

A workshop that employs more than 100 disabled people in Joplin is losing a major contract next week.

Joplin Workshops, which has 144 disabled employees, is losing its laundry contract with Freeman Health System on Sept. 1. The contract accounts for about 30 percent of the workshop’s laundry business.

Workshop officials said the employees will experience a cutback in the number of hours they will work. The Joplin Globe reported that the cutbacks will vary according to the jobs they perform in the laundry.

Joplin Workshops said a possible new recycling business might help fill the void.

Freeman Health System said it received a lower bid for the laundry work from another company and that the bid would provide Freeman with substantial savings.


Source and More:
http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2010/aug/29/joplin-workshop-loses-major-client/

Semi-Sheltered Employment for the Disabled in the Member States of the Eec (Cedefop Document)
Closing the Shop: Conversion from Sheltered to Integrated Work
Stimulating government utilization of sheltered workshops

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