BROWNWOOD, Texas (KRBC)-With over 200 workers soon out of a job at the Kohler Plant in Brownwood, Workforce Soltions is coming to the rescue with its “Rapid Response” program.
Ray Tipton, executive director of the Brownwood Municipal Development District is in constant contact with the town’s major employers. Tipton said Kohler gave no indication of a cut to personnel to the community, and it is unclear if the company knew of the layoffs.
“My initial reaction was ‘Okay, we gotta take care of these people,”’ said Tipton.
Tipton reached out to WorkForce Solutions of West Texas business consultant Robert Puls. Puls met with Kohler on Thursday to begin the contingency plan.
“Hopefully we can transition as many of these individuals who get laid off as possible into a job, a new career or the next career,” said Puls. “We want to identify those folks, identify the opportunities for them, help them get jobs and get back to work just as quickly as possible.”