Not the end of the road for Holden

BENDIGO Business Council chief executive officer Patrick Falconer says he wasn’t surprised to hear of Holden’s decision to cease production in Australia.

The car manufacturing company announced on Wednesday it would stop producing cars in Australia by 2017.

Mr Falconer said he was sad to see so many people lose their jobs but said the decision was a result of Holden failing to adapt to the changing economy.

“It is a sad day but it is not the end of Holden,” he said.

“It is the end of making cars in Australia not selling cars.”

Mr Falconer hopes the government will now spend time and money on re-training Holden staff so they can gain future employment. 

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