News Coverage

IFB Solutions in the News

Coverage of IFB Solutions’ efforts to protect the jobs of people who are blind or visually impaired.

8/10/2020 Winston-Salem Journal IFB Solutions regains ability to pursue VA contracts, but previous optical deals excluded

1/2/2020 Law 360 Top Government Contracts Cases To Watch In 2020

12/17/2019 Carolina Journal U.S. House passes bill that helps to protect blind workers

12/17/2019 WFMY News 2 U.S. House passes bill that could restore contracts & jobs with IFB Solutions in Winston-Salem

12/17/2019 Representative Mark Walker Walker Supports Job Protections for Veterans and North Carolinians with Disabilities

12/17/2019 Winston-Salem Journal U.S. House clears bill that would restore two expired IFB Solutions federal optical contracts

12/17/2019 Spectrum News VA Contracts Could Come Back To IFB Solutions

11/11/2019 Carolina Journal Foxx files bill that would restore contracts to nonprofits serving the blind, disabled

9/16/2019 Winston-Salem Journal Our view: sad loss for IFB workers

9/11/2019 Carolina Journal Employer of blind North Carolinians loses first VA contract

9/11/2019 Triad Business Journal IFB Solutions CEO says company ‘cut out’ of federal contract process

9/10/2019 WFMY News 2 Job Cuts Begin in IFB Solutions’ Optical Lab, Company Wants US Supreme Court to Hear Case

9/10/2019 Spectrum News IFB Solutions Loses Jobs, Hundreds of Blind Employees at Risk

9/10/2019 88.5 WFDD IFB Solutions Files Petition With Supreme Court In Effort To Save Jobs

9/10/2019 Winston-Salem Journal 47 workers lose jobs after IFB loses contract appeal

9/10/2019 WXII News 12 IFB Solutions loses 47 jobs in Winston-Salem as VA ends optical contract

9/10/2019 Fox 8 News IFB Solutions in Winston-Salem petitions Supreme Court after losing first government contract, forced to cut 47 jobs

8/28/2019 WXII 12 News Triad veterans, disabled employees left in limbo as VA contract battle continues

8/16/2019 Carolina Journal Nonprofit that employs the blind says rival violating Veterans First legislation

8/16/2019 Winston Salem Journal IFB Solutions files protest of VA contract decision, gains second reprieve

8/15/2019 WXII 12 News IFB Solutions continues to fight job losses, expects VA to extend contract until decision is made

8/15/2019 WFMY News 2 Department of Veterans Affairs Expands Contract With IFB Solutions In Winston-Salem

8/8/2019 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Curtis Chase: Save their jobs

8/2/2019 Carolina Journal Legal dispute over VA set-asides could force W-S factory to fire blind workers

7/30/2019 WFMY News 2 IFB Solutions Cutting 137 Jobs in Winston-Salem Due to Federal Policy Changes

7/30/2019 Fox 8 News IFB Solutions in Winston-Salem gets extension amid fight to keep 137 jobs, including 76 blind workers

7/30/2019 Winston-Salem Journal 137 jobs are still on the line in Winston-Salem. But the nation’s largest employer of the blind is fighting court rulings.

7/30/2019 WXII 12 News Costly policy? IFB Solutions visits DC, fights to save jobs

7/28/2019 Winston-Salem Journal Scott Smith: Local jobs for the blind are facing elimination — now

7/26/2019 ABC 4 News Court ruling may help veterans but hurt the blind

7/25/2019 Winston-Salem Chronicle IFB Solutions facing loss of 76 jobs for people who are blind

7/24/2019 WLOS News 13 Plant that employs blind workers in Asheville braces for impact of policy change

7/23/2019 Fox 8 News Winston-Salem-based IFB Solutions, nation’s largest employer of blind workers, to lose 137 jobs due to federal policy changes

7/23/2019 WXII 12 News IFB Solutions leaders lobby in Washington after new VA proposal could cut 137 jobs in Winston-Salem

7/23/2019 WFMY News 2 137 people losing job at IFB Solutions in Winston-Salem, 76 of them are blind

7/23/2019 88.5 WFDD Layoffs on the horizon for IFB Solutions

7/23/19 Winston-Salem Journal 137 local jobs at stake as IFB Solutions faces loss of federal contract

7/22/19 WXII 12 News IFB Solutions facing dozens of job cuts; leaders heading to D.C. to fight policy change

10/18/18 Winston-Salem Journal IFB Solutions’ local eyeglasses lab in limbo after federal court ruling favors veterans over the visually impaired for VA contract

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IFB Solutions is one of many non-profit agencies who employ people who are blind or with other disabilities affected by this issue.