Bay State Textiles Inc. is seeking bids to buy up to 1,200 jobs in Ohio and Michigan, a move that would reduce the company’s footprint in those states and increase its workforce in those two states, the company announced Monday.
The company said in a news release that it was seeking bids for a total of 1,280 jobs in each state.
The Ohio deal would increase the size of the company by approximately 50% over what it currently has in Ohio.
The Michigan deal would decrease the company from about 2,000 to about 1,100 jobs.
The announcement came a day after a Reuters/Ipsos poll found that only 29% of Americans said they wanted their government to make sure that employers get paid a fair wage, while 52% said they did not.
In response to the poll, the Trump administration proposed raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour.
The U.S. Labor Department said on Wednesday that it will keep its minimum wage at $7.25 per hour through January 2020.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.