Solar energy company moving jobs to China

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Fort Collins, Colo. (AP) -- A Fort Collins solar energy company
is moving some of its workforce to China to improve profits. Advanced Energy says it is laying off at least 5 percent of its Fort Collins workforce.
The company refuses to disclose the number of workers being laid
off, but the Fort Collins Coloradoan says the jobs are being cut in the thin films and solar inverter divisions. The company says it employed 1,700 people worldwide and between 500 and 600 in Fort Collins.


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  • by eric on Oct 9, 2011 at 08:08 AM
    Green energy jobs are a scam. Using our taxpayer money for jobs in China. What could go wrong ?
  • by YourMom Location: GrandJunction on Oct 7, 2011 at 10:08 AM
    It has nothing to do with the socialist. It has everything to do with the fact that we are fat, lazy, and ignorant, and interested in "Keeping up with the Kardashians." Meanwhile the Chinese are willing to rape their country to make money. Nothing we can do to stop it. Nothing.
  • by szabla on Sep 29, 2011 at 12:50 PM
    Time for tariffs on all goods manufactured in china, the stuff is garbage anyway.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 29, 2011 at 09:11 AM
    You are wrong. Barry Soetoro gave, not loaned, these were grants. It was also not his to give, it was the taxpayers, and our great great great grandchildren will be paying the bankers for his kickbacks.
  • by Nun Location: Grand Valley on Sep 29, 2011 at 08:44 AM
    Question is did they borrow money from Odumber to finance the move.
  • by TLC on Sep 29, 2011 at 08:21 AM
    Well good for them. I hope more and more company's move. Perhaps then the socialist will get the idea that it was them who DESTROYED America.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 29, 2011 at 08:09 AM
    At least China is benefiting from our big government regulating and taxing business to death. Are you watching Dist 51?
  • by Disgruntled Location: GJ on Sep 29, 2011 at 07:08 AM
    Once again, OUTSOURCING should be ILLEGAL. This is why our economy sucks. Enough already it's time to take care of AMERICA not CHINA, not INDIA not MEXICO...
    • reply
      by GJ Res on Sep 29, 2011 at 07:21 AM in reply to Disgruntled
      Exactly
      • reply
        by Anonymous on Oct 2, 2011 at 10:06 PM in reply to GJ Res
        Stimulating isn't it.
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