Georgia Pacific cuts 650 jobs at Port Hudson facility

PORT HUDSON, La. — A lot of Louisiana jobs were lost today as Georgia-Pacific made the decision to get out of the communication papers business.

What that means is that 650 jobs at the Georgia-Pacific Port Hudson facility are now gone.

Along with those lost jobs, Georgia-Pacific said, “about 40 business and sales jobs also will be affected by this decision.”

Georgia-Pacific cited a declining market as the reason for cutting jobs at the facility.

According to¬†Georgia-Pacific, “the company will permanently shut down the communication papers machines, related converting assets, as well as the woodyard, pulp mill and a significant portion of the energy complex at its Port Hudson, Louisiana, facility.”

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Shelly Jo Jacobs

Author: Shelly Jo Jacobs