RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Action Center to Assist Former Erwin Hymer NA Workers

Fri Apr 12, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

The Waterloo Region Record newspaper in Ontario reports that a long-term employment center will open next week to assist employees of Erwin Hymer Group North America (EHGNA) who were laid off when it went into receivership in February.

The province’s Erwin Hymer action center will work in partnership with the local United Way to assist terminated workers in Cambridge and Kitchener, Ontario.

The United Way has a six-month contract with the province to run the center, the newspaper reports. Services include informing former EHGNA employees about retraining and apprenticeship opportunities.

The center will also be open to anyone who lost their job as a result of the receivership, including employees laid off by suppliers or other creditors due to the bankruptcy.

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