Service Offers Prayers for Invista Workers

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Seaford, DE, January 12, 2009 – More than 150 worshippers gathered Sunday evening in Seaford for an interdenominational service on behalf of workers facing layoffs from the Invista nylon plant.

More than 400 Invista workers are expected to lose their jobs this year as the company trims operations to keep just 100 workers.

Pastors from eight area congregations led prayers during the service at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. The pastors are also planning a gathering later this month to match workers with area employers and social service agencies.

The plant was opened by DuPont in 1939. Current owner Invista announced the job cuts in October.