Forum To Discuss Strategy For Saving Jobs When Small Businesses Close

Sep 26, 2017

Wellspring Upholstery is one of three worker-owned cooperatives developed by Wellspring Cooperatives in Springfield, MA.
Credit WAMC

      Massachusetts loses an average of 42,000 jobs a year due to small business closings.

      A nonprofit organization in Springfield is hosting a forum today to look at a strategy to save the jobs by selling the businesses to the employees.  

       It is taking place at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission at 60 Congress Street, Springfield.

       The program begins at 5:30 p.m.

      WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Fred Rose, co-director of the Wellspring Cooperatives.