With the $4 billion Panasonic/Tesla battery manufacturing facility in neighboring De Soto already starting structural work, and bringing on HR hiring people, how much longer can the Olathe Cedar Creek site stay open? The Panasonic site will have ~4,000 direct hires and another 4,000 indirect.
A similar site in Reno NV is hiring entry-level people at $40 an hour and you know that the benefits and facilities will be much better than what HoneyHell offers.
That, plus Panasonic training facilities already being setup in Lawrence, it looks like Cedar Creek will be unsustainable by Q1 of 2024. That is, unless the worsening recession and/or planned outsourcing of product lines forces their hand yet this year.
Word is that some Olathe people are already taking online courses in preparation for their anticipated jobs. Plan accordingly...