Monday, January 14, 2013

Hemlock Semiconductor follows REC with lay-offs

As reported by Reuters and the Chicago Tribune today, Hemlock Semiconductor Group just announced it will lay-off about 400 workers in Tennessee and Michigan due to the polysilicon surplus in the global market and the Chinese threats to put tariffs on their products sold in China.

Yet another 400 highly qualified jobs that might likely not return to the U.S. unless we give our Solar and Semiconductor industries the protection and support that they strategically should have.
Hemlock Semiconductor Group

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