With reports that IBM may soon sell its chip manufacturing division, Vermont officials and a local commerce group are getting ready to try to keep the division’s jobs in Vermont.
Gov. Peter Shumlin has been reading the widespread reports in the financial press that IBM is going to sell its chip manufacturing division, and he’s concerned.
The division employs more than 4,000 Vermonters at its Essex Junction Plant, and there’s no guarantee that a new buyer would keep that plant open.
But Shumlin is hoping to help the odds.