Jobs Dwindle During Green Power Debate

Walker Components green energy jobs layoffs
Walker Components green energy jobs layoffs



By Nicholas Riccardi


DENVER -- An eerie quiet has settled over the Walker Components plant, which assembles custom cables for a global wind turbine company. Orders are down from earlier in the year and one-third of its employees have been laid off this year.

"At the beginning of this year we just didn't feel we had enough time, and now we've got too much time on our hands," one of its workers, 25-year-old Calvin Huddleston said. "I really thought wind would be a sustainable business."