Bishop Conlon Dec 05

Statement on announcement by Mittal about employee permanent layoffs.
12/01/2005  

 

STATEMENT FROM BISHOP R. DANIEL CONLON

 

Mittal has recently announced the permanent layoff of several hundred employees in Weirton.  Once again our community is hit by devastating economic news.  Once again we wonder how it will all end up. 

 

Those affected directly by the layoffs need prayers and encouragement from the rest of us.  All of us need a deeper relationship with God that enables us to cope with the challenges of life. 

 

The Upper Ohio Valley is just as much in God’s concern as anywhere else.  As the Psalms say, God never sleeps.  He is faithful, and he will give us the gifts we need to be faithful to him and each other.