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VERSO CLOSURE COMMUNITY RESPONSE

On April 30, 2019, Verso Corporation announced the closure of its Luke, Maryland paper mill. Immediately thereafter, leaders from the State of Maryland’s Department of Commerce and Department of Labor, the State of West Virginia, Allegany, Garrett, and Mineral Counties have been working together to provide a coordinated response to assist everyone impacted by the Verso decision. Read Governor Larry Hogan’s Update

According to the company’s media release, the closure is expected to be complete by June 30, 2019 and will directly impact approximately 675 employees. There are also a significant number of families and businesses that depend on / and provide services and materials to the Luke Mill site.

As resources continue to be deployed, federal, state and local officials are working closely to do everything possible to help the workers in the tri-state region during this difficult time. Please click here to register and check back with this site as information on job fairs, immediate job openings and resources will be updated in real time.


For More Information or to contact the Workforce Development Office:

Matthew Shipway, Workforce Development Specialist

Office of Community Services – Allegany County Government

Telephone: 301-876-9527 Email: mshipway@alleganygov.org