BNSF To Cut Jobs
According to KTVQ, BNSF Railway plans on closing several mechanical facilities and plans on eliminating 344 jobs as the railway tries adapting to the declining coal industry. According to KTVQ, Donkey Creek, Guernsey in Wyoming with be closing in June or July of this year (2020). BNSF employees will have the opportunity to transfer to other facilities that are hiring. The company currently has 121 open positions. The diesel shop in Glendive, Montana will permanently close.
According to KTVQ, the company will reduce force in Alliance, Nebraska; Topeka, Kansas; Lincoln, Nebraska; Minot, North Dakota; Mandan, North Dakota; and Superior, Wisconsin.The employees at Mandan, Mino, Donkey Creek, Alliance, Topeka, and Lincoln Nebraska's last day will be on June 5, 2020. Operations in Glendive, and Guernsey, Wyoming's last day will conclude on July 7, 2020. For more information click here.
It's sad to see all of these employees losing their jobs. It's never fun to see any place cutting forces. I'm a big fan of the railroad and have loved trains since I was a kid and it's not fun seeing this happen. I have friends that work for the railroad and hate seeing this happen, but these are some crazy times we are living in. With Coronavirus these times are some that have never been seen before and hopefully we never see again. These times are hopefully near the end and I hope we don't have to go through this again. For most people this is a very devastating time. I hope things turn around soon. Hopefully all of the people that are losing their jobs will be able to find another job.