Thirty-seven people have been cut from Pella Corporation’s workforce in Sioux Center. According to Pella Corporation spokesperson Kathy Krafka-Harkema, Pella announced on Wednesday, the continued steep decline in construction activity across the country has triggered the elimination of the 37 full-time manufacturing jobs effective Friday.

Those Sioux Center team members who were separated will qualify for transition pay and benefits to assist them in the process of searching for a new career. In addition, Pella is partnering with Iowa Workforce Development officials in Orange City and area employers to help connect separated workers with potential new jobs.

She says that area employers who have job openings are being asked to call Pella’s Sioux Center Operations Office to pass along the job openings to former Pella team members.

Contributed by Scott Van Aartsen, KIWA, Sheldon