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Reverse job fair hopes to put former Classen workers back to work

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When Norfolk, Nebraska-based Classen Manufacturing closed unexpectedly last week 27 people found themselves suddenly unemployed. An event Wednesday focused on getting them back to work as soon as possible.

The Norfolk Area Chamber worked with state labor officials to set up a reverse career fair. 25 area employers met with former Classen employees and offered them opportunities to apply for new jobs.

Chamber officials say the workers were surprised to find that they wouldn't have to navigate unemployment alone. "They really thought that they were on their own, but we've held their hand through the process," said Michelle Johnson, Grow Norfolk Director. "They're not alone. It's been very welcome. They've been very grateful."

Meanwhile, Norfolk city officials say working with the current owners of the Classen building to determine what the future will hold for that site.

Classen's parent company, Schiller, announced last week it was closing the lawn care equipment plant.

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