Whirlpool Corp., which has cut its Fort Smith workforce in recent years, has been adding jobs back.
Michael Tilley with our content partner, The City Wire, reports:
Whirlpool spokeswoman Jill Saletta confirmed that the refrigerator production plant has 1,930 hourly employees, which could put total employment at the plant near 2,200.
Less than a year ago the plant employed between 1,000-1,300. Also, some of those jobs were temporary in that Whirlpool said a shift cut planned for August 2010 could cut 400 jobs.
Earlier this week, Whirlpool reported solid earnings and the appliance maker raised its expectation of increased unit shipments in 2010 from a 2%-4% range to a 3%-5% range.
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