Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statement about the announcement by Georgia-Pacific that it will lay off workers in the Communications Paper Division of its Port Hudson mill due to declining market conditions for copy paper and printing paper.
“We stand in solidarity with the employees of Georgia-Pacific during this difficult time. Our Louisiana Workforce Commission and Louisiana Economic Development teams will assist Georgia-Pacific employees in every way possible to use all resources to identify new jobs for laid-off workers and to assist them and their families. This is a difficult situation we will work through together. Despite this, Louisiana’s economy is strong and growing, and there are many employment opportunities we can capture to re-employ the talented and dedicated manufacturing workers at Georgia-Pacific.”