NewsPublic Affairs / December 9, 2019

Help For Celadon Employees After Company Files For Bankruptcy

Celadon employee Mike Duckett visits with representatives offering help outside Celadon headquarters.  - Jill Sheridan/WFYI

Celadon employee Mike Duckett visits with representatives offering help outside Celadon headquarters.

Jill Sheridan/WFYI

Indianapolis-based trucking company Celadon announced it filed for bankruptcy, leaving nearly 4,000 employees without a job.  The announcement comes after two former Celadon executives were charged with fraud last week.

Driver Mike Duckett worked for the trucking company for almost a year.

"I’m sure there’s people who are in worse shape than I’m in, so my heart goes out to them," says Duckett, "I’m going to be ok."

After the announcement, many people posted social media reports of drivers stranded across the country.

Outside Celadon headquarters, on the eastside of Indianapolis, representatives from On Line Transport were offering help. Elijah Cramer says there are plenty of job opportunities for drivers.

"Any carrier or company that can help somebody get a job will definitely help the whole Celadon family," says Cramer. 

In a written statement Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says his office, Employ Indy and the Indy Chamber are working to help impacted workers.

“My top priority is the well-being of Indianapolis families affected by this announcement," says Hogsett in the statement. 

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