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Rockwell job fair

Rockwell job fair

Sept. 20, 1977: More than 100 interview tables are in the Rockwell International plant in El Segundo during the company’s second Job fair for former employees.

On June 30, 1977, President Carter cancelled the B-1A Lancer bomber, leading to thousands of layoffs at Rockwell International and its subcontractors. To help former employees, Rockwell held a series of job fairs.

Staff writer John Hollen reported in the Sept. 21, 1977, Los Angeles Times:

Rockwell International’s second Job Fair was held, ironically enough, in the same building where many of the job applicants once worked on the now-defunct B-1 bomber…

More than 500 job hunters met with representatives from 175 companies at Rockwell’s El Segundo plant.

About 600 persons were hired as the result of the first Job Fair six weeks ago, according to Dave Wright, Rockwell’s director of public affairs.

This photo by retired staff photographer Art Rogers was published on Page One of the Sept. 21 Los Angeles Times.

2 Comments

  1. March 20, 2013, 9:29 am

    Amazing !

    By: Apratim Saha
  2. March 20, 2013, 5:30 pm

    …and Obama has practically given NASA the "Heave-Ho" for new projects. When Reagan came into the Presidency, there weren't enough people to fill the aerospace jobs that opened-up.

    Let's face it, Obama has taken the wooden stake, just like Carter did, and killed the "Golden Goose" of decent housing, jobs and benefits, in Southern California.

    By: Steven Moshlak

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