About 40 people have lost their jobs in Juneau and Ketchikan auto dealerships with the sudden closure of Skinner Sales and Service. An unstaffed Skinner used car store in Sitka also has closed. The problem appears to be undisclosed financial difficulties. Local employees say the poor economy is a small factor. The company apparently has been facing financial issues for some time. Skinner Sales and Service is owned by Rob Skinner, formerly of Ketchikan, and now of Idaho. He has not returned phone calls or emails.
Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau
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