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Job Fair for ex-Griffin Pipe Workers in Iowa

Job Fair for ex-Griffin Pipe Workers in Iowa

CREATED Apr 7, 2014

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - An estimated 250 workers affected by the closure of Griffin Pipe in Council Bluffs will have an opportunity to find new work next week during a job fair at the Mid-America Center. 

The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports that the job fair, being sponsored by the Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce and Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership, will be held April 10.

About 40 to 50 area employers, who are actively hiring, will have booths at the fair. 

Council Bluffs officials received notification last month from U.S. Pipe Holdings in Hoover, Ala., that the Griffin Pipe Products plant would be closing in early May. U.S. Pipe Holdings is a subsidiary U.S. Pipe and Foundry, Birmingham, Ala. 

U.S. Pipe acquired a majority interest in Griffin Pipe earlier this year.

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