Solyndra update

It turns out that the Solyndra debacle was even worse than we knew:

On the day it closed, Solyndra said it was laying off 1,100 full-time and temporary employees.

But 1,861 workers lost their jobs as the solar panel manufacturer shut its doors, according to U.S. Labor Department documents provided to The Bay Citizen under the Freedom of Information Act.

The documents also show the Fremont-based company increased production in 2011, even though it failed to sell all the panels it made the previous year.

I’m not so exercised that Solyndra laid off 700 more people than they admitted. (Politicians often forget that it’s better to work for a year and get laid off than not to work at all.) It is interesting that they lied, though.

However, it telling that they increased production despite not selling their inventory. Whatever these people were doing, it wasn’t running a business.

(Previous post.) (Via JWF.)

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