THE first round of Electrolux redundancies would not be offered until the second half of 2016 and the number of offers and the closure date is not known.
Electrolux communications officer Craig McCarthy said he was not comfortable with providing clearer details because the answers were dependent on how production was going in the Rayong factory in Thailand.
He said he could not be more specific other than to say the factory would close “at the end of 2016”.
The Central West Jobs Expo is just one part of a structured plan to help those redundant employees find jobs with officers from the Department of Employment and NSW State Training Services coming to the factory to give workers presentations on the state of unemployment and job opportunities in Orange.
On Friday, 500 employees with be given briefings and the factory will cease production for four hours.
The briefings will concentrate on the main areas of employment in Orange.
Figures from the Department of Employment show the biggest employer for the region which includes the local government areas of Orange, Cabonne, Blayney, Cowra, Boorowa, Harden, Young and Weddin was healthcare and social assistance.
Second was retail trade followed by agriculture, forestry and fishing, manufacturing, education and training, public administration, accommodation and food services with mining coming in at number nine.