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Job Loss in Paper Mills in Minnesota and Maine.

Park, Rosemarie, Ken Root, Catherine Twohig, and Chris Greenleaf.

Job loss is a threatening issue for many U.S. workers, and has had significant impact in the paper industry in recent years. In the last 25 years, paper-mill workers across the nation have been displaced by nearly 200 mill closures. Within the last two years, the Verso Paper Corporation reduced production at two of its four mills, one in Sartell, Minnesota, and another in Bucksport, Maine. The authors conducted surveys of displaced workers from these two mills to examine how they fared following job loss. This article presents findings from their preliminary analysis of the survey data collected, including how survey responses differed based on age of the displaced workers and mill location.

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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
The research upon which this article is based was supported by a CURA New Initiative grant, which provides support for projects that are initiated by faculty, community organizations, government agencies, or students and that fall outside CURA’s existing program areas. Additional funding was provided by a Midwest Sociological Society Endowment Award.
44 (1): 8-13.
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