A workforce services orientation will be held for employees impacted by the closure of an alternative energy company headquartered in Fremont.
The event will be held on Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Newark’s for all former employees, vendors and contractors of Solyndra. Newark’s Ohlone campus is located at 39399 Cherry Street.
Former Solyndra employees will be introduced to employment and training service opportunities, including career counseling, educational resources and stress counseling, according to a flier of the event. For more details, see the attached flier.
Approximately 1,100 full-time and temporary employees learned they would be without a job after the solar products manufacturing company abruptly announced they were shutting down and filing for bankruptcy.
Solyndra’s Fremont campus occupies approximately 800,000 square feet along Interstate 880.
The company was visited by President Obama in May 2010, when he touted Solyndra as "a testament to American ingenuity and dynamism," according to media reports.
Solyndra CEO and President Brian Harrison credited price erosion and regulatory and policy uncertainties as reasons for the plant’s closure.
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