Budzinski Statement on Akorn Plant Closure in Decatur
DECATUR, IL — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski released the following statement on the surprise closure of Akorn Pharmaceuticals in Decatur. Budzinski encourages those impacted to attend the workNet outreach workshops tomorrow at Workforce Investment Solutions to connect with available resources.
“I’m outraged by the surprise announcement that Akorn Pharmaceuticals is closing their plant in Decatur and shutting down all U.S. operations.
“I came to Congress to stand up for working people throughout our communities, and that’s exactly what I intend to do for the folks left with no job, no severance, only days left with health care coverage and no time to prepare for next steps.
“I’ve been in contact with Decatur Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe to offer assistance – and my team and I are standing by to help in any way we can. My team has also been in touch with the State’s Rapid Response Team for the Central Workforce Development Region, as well as the Macon-Dewitt Workforce Investment Board. I encourage those impacted to attend the workNet outreach workshops tomorrow in Decatur to connect with the resources available to them.”
Layoff assistance workshops will be held on Thursday, February 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The workshops will help connect impacted workers with services available to them. More information on the workshops can be found here.