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September 16, 2014, 12:28 pm
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Workers Transferred From JDC to Illinois School for Visually Impaired


The impact of the likely closure of the Jacksonville Developmental Center may be felt at other state facilities.

 

Under union bumping rights, workers who are being displaced from their jobs at JDC have the right to move into similar positions at nearby facilities.

 

The Jacksonville Journal-Courier reports that several have taken jobs at the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired in Jacksonville.

 

But a former superintendent at the school says those workers don’t have the special skills and training needed to work with blind students.

 

A state spokesman says the workers are qualified for their new positions.

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