Officials in Miami, Okla. are planning a job fair to help relocate more than 100 employees who are getting laid off from Tracker Marine, a boat manufacturing facility in Miami owned by Bass Pro Shops.
Tracker announced in February that it would lay off 112 employees in Miami when it moves its TAHOE production line to a new facility in Clinton.
Tracker plans to begin the layoffs in April.
Miami Area Economic Development Service Executive Director Judee Snodderly said MAEDS is working with city and chamber officials to put on a March 6 job fair to help get Tracker’s employees reabsorbed into the job market.
According to a news release from the city of Miami, Tracker intends to keep the facility in Miami running and plans on installing robotic automation to handle the company’s MAKO production line.
In total, 65 employees will remain on staff with the facility, according to Bass Pro spokesman Larry Whiteley.
“We have some thriving industries here,” said Miami Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ian Drake. “With our manufacturers, like our plastics companies, hopefully we can absorb those jobs in the community so those folks don’t have to look elsewhere.”
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