State Assistance Available for Wood-Mode Workers

(HARRISBURG) – The Wood-Mode facility in Kreamer abruptly closed its doors today, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27), Representative Fred Keller (R-85) and Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108). 

The members were quick to contact the Department of Labor and Industry (Department) to obtain all available resources to assist the affected workers and their families.  The Department’s Rapid Response team is deploying and will meet with Wood-Mode workers to provide them with information about and access to services, including unemployment insurance, health and pension benefits, financial credit counseling, training programs, job search activities, education services, and social service programs, among others.

“We are shocked at what transpired today,” said Senator Gordner.  “Whenever something like this occurs, our efforts must immediately turn to how we can assist the affected workers and their families.”

There is a Rapid Response Information Guide that can be downloaded from the Department’s website, which is available at this link:

“There are state resources available to provide training and other services to those impacted by today’s closure,” said Representative Keller.  “We will do everything in our power to help people access those services.”

“I recommend that those affected contact or stop by the CareerLink that serves Snyder County, which is located in Sunbury,” said Representative Culver.  “The office is located at 225 Market Street, 3rd Floor and the phone number is 570-988-7300.”

Those needing assistance can contact:

Senator John Gordner’s district office in Shamokin Dam at 570-743-1918

Representative Fred Keller’s district office in Mifflinburg at 570-966-0052

Representative Culver’s district office in Sunbury at 570-286-5885

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens (717) 787-8928