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.”