Rep. Kind Disappointed by Rayovac's Fennimore Job Cuts
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) released the following statement regarding the announcement that Rayovac is eliminating 100 positions at its plant in Fennimore, WI:
"I am extraordinarily disappointed that Rayovac has decided to eliminate so many jobs so close to the holidays. Not only is this poor timing, it is also surprising given the quality workforce and product that Rayovac employees have become so well-known for. In light of this, I have asked Rayovac to reassess their business decision to eliminate these positions.
"This is a difficult time for the workers and their families, and my office is prepared to do everything in our power to help Rayovac employees land on their feet. I intend to work with all government partners, including Rep.-elect Phil Garthwaite and the Doyle Administration, to ensure workers have immediate access to assistance inlcuding, Trade Adjustment Assistance, unemployment benefits, re-employment services, and education and training programs."