SanBenito.com | Study: Job offshoring hits Hollister – Hollister Free Lance
The offshoring of U.S. jobs has accelerated in recent years, and the City of Hollister has seen a disproportionate loss of trade-related employment as a result, according to a study released last week.
In 2018 and 2019, a total of 165 jobs in Hollister were lost due to trade-related factors, according to a new analysis of U.S. Labor Department data conducted by the California Trade Justice Coalition. In October 2018, 149 employees of Sonoco Products in Hollister lost their jobs. In August 2019, 16 employees were let go at MC Electronics in Hollister, according to the CTJC analysis.
While this number represents a small fraction of the total unemployed in San Benito County, CTJC spokespeople and labor advocates note that