Winnsboro, SC (WLTX) - Many Winnsboro residents say the massive job loss from VC Summer reminds them of the Mack Truck plant closing down in the town 15 years ago.
Dozens of people came in and out of the SC Works building in Winnsboro on Tuesday filing for unemployment and looking for what their next step is going to be.
The Department of Employment and Workforce does have a rapid response team that will go into a company that is expecting to lay off a lot of people to help them begin to find their next step before they lose their jobs. Since this decision was so unexpected, that had not happened.
Derin Johnson, a former VC Summer employee, says he had just started working at the plant 5 months ago.
"It was just out of the blue," Johnson said, "just a regular day. They told everybody at 1 o clock, 'everybody go to the turnstile, put your badges in the trash bags, [you've] got to go.'"
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