GE Closes Last Light Bulb Plant, Jobs Sent to China

| Sunday, October 10, 2010 | |

by Kenneth Artz

General Electric has closed its last major factory making incandescent light bulbs in the United States, a victim of a 2007 law banning sale of the light bulbs by 2014. Environmental activist groups promised the restrictions would create green jobs, but workers at GE’s Winchester, Virginia plant are finding the law is merely creating red jobs overseas in China.



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