Jim Bender - US Senate 2010
Nashua Glass owner says layoffs hinder ability to bid on work
Jim Bender, U.S. Senate candidate visited Nashua Glass in Nashua today as he continued with the “Jim for Jobs” tour across the Granite State. Nashua Glass opened up shop in 1967 providing residential and commercial glass repairs, custom mirrors and replacement windows and screens for Southern New Hampshire.
Leon Barry, owner of Nashua Glass said, “I had to lay off two people because of the downturn in the economy. Now I can’t bid on a job because I don’t have the manpower. I haven’t been able to give my employees a raise or a bonus. This is something that weighs on my mind, keeping the business open.” Barry also said government regulations work against small business owners.
Jim added, “we can stimulate the economy again but the overspending and over regulation in Washington needs to be reigned in before that can happen. When businesses can’t predict capital, energy and health care costs, it leaves them at a standstill. Government is burdening small business owners. Once we curb spending and regulations, the economic environment will stabilize and businesses will have the confidence to grow and hire again.”