14 Sep '11, 3pm

In Ohio First Solar is putting people back to work manufacturing thin film solar panels:

In Ohio First Solar is putting people back to work manufacturing thin film solar panels:

Bryan Loskorn had been underemployed—unemployed, really—for a long time before he found a job at First Solar , in Perrysburg, Ohio. The company is a world leader in the manufacture of “thin film” solar panels that make pollution-free electricity from the sun. “Back then, I was just doing side jobs, really,” says Loskorn, a father of two, about his three years out-of-work. “I helped a guy with carpeting. I did some subbing as a teacher.” A former varsity athlete at Bowling Green State University, Loskorn got certified as a massage therapist, but jobs were hard to come by. Bryan Loskorn and Adrian Davison are just two of many formerly unemployed workers now employed at Ohio's First Solar. The company's success is buttressed by renewable energy requirements in 29 states, including Ohio. Before being laid off when his company downsized, Loskorn had worked for almost 20 years a...

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