From deployment to unemployment

Kevin Olsen hasn’t been unemployed for more than two days at a time since graduating from Central Montcalm High School in 1996.

However, with his planned return home this winter from a yearlong deployment in Iraq, Olsen will have to deal with the agony of searching for a new source of income for the first time in nine years.

However, with his planned return home this winter from a yearlong deployment in Iraq, Olsen will have to deal with the agony of searching for a new source of income for the first time in nine years.
The 28-year-old Montcalm County resident is one of the 200-plus members of the Greenville-based Michigan National Guard 1073rd Maintenance Company currently wrapping up its stint in Iraq. He also is one of the more than 2,700 workers who have been laid off or will be when Electrolux Home Products closes the world’s largest refrigerator factory in Greenville early next year. Read the article here.