The developments reflect the company’s fast fall from prominence. In 2010, the company’s president, David Vieau, predicted “thousands of jobs” in the greater Detroit area.
The Washington Times reported in October, however, that federal job-tracking figures show that just a few hundred jobs were created before A123 joined a growing list of energy companies that received lots of federal money only to end up in bankruptcy.
According to federal records, slightly more than 400 jobs were created, though Energy Department officials said the government job-tracking data didn’t include many other positions that were created.
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