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Old 11-04-2009, 06:49 AM
 
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Anybody out there know anything about whats happening with the boat building trade , I've decided to grace Maine with my presence, and thats the work I do.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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A lot of shops has been idle or down-sized since the recession, but there was recent news of recovery. Do a google search or Local ME search of boatwrights. Many are still in the process of calling workers back but some might be hiring now too.
I am speaking generally because my DH is a 20 year custom woodworker that was anticipating getting into the boat building industry until recently.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Waldo County
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Anybody out there know anything about whats happening with the boat building trade , I've decided to grace Maine with my presence, and thats the work I do.
The boat building business in Maine will recover after the general economy of the nation recovers. Anyone looking for work in the boat building business now will most likely be at the end of a long line of workers who will be called back to work before a newcomer will be hired.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:33 AM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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Now.... where's AustinB when we need him?





Or on a much larger scale, there's this to consider:



BIW plans 191 temporary layoffs


BATH — Bath Iron Works notified its largest labor union Friday that the shipyard plans to temporarily lay off 191 workers. The affected shipbuilders’ last day of work is scheduled to be Nov. 13.
The Times Record > Archives > News > BIW plans 191 temporary layoffs (http://www.timesrecord.com/articles/2009/11/02/news/doc4aeb1d3446c1c212751336.txt - broken link)




By the way, they always say it's temporary. Temporary can mean months or years, some eventually get called back.

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