Monday, December 15, 2008

Country Coach and Monaco give workers unpaid break

Country Coach employees are accustomed to getting a two-week, unpaid vacation each December as the RV maker shuts its plant for the holidays. But this year, the Junction City company has extended its December shutdown to four weeks in light of the slumping market for motor homes, spokesman Matt Howard said.

“There’s no sense parking coaches on the fence line,” he said.

Coburg-based Monaco Coach Corp. also is furloughing workers for a month, spokesman Craig Wanichek said Friday evening. Monaco employs about 1,800 people in Coburg. The company went from a one-week holiday furlough to a two-week furlough in 2005.
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