WENY News - Eaton Corporation announces layoffs at Horseheads facility

Eaton Corporation announces layoffs at Horseheads facility

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- More than 25 people will be without jobs by the end of the month in Chemung County. The Eaton Corporation said they'll be laying off some of their employees at their Horseheads location.

The manufacturing facility currently employs more than 200 people.

But at the end of April, twenty nine manufacturing production positions will be eliminated, that's according to a company spokesperson. The facility, located on Westinghouse Road in Horseheads, makes electrical components for industrial customers.

In a statement, the company said it was a difficult decision, and the New York State Department of Labor is working with the company to help affected employees.

Full statement:

Eaton informed employees on March 28 of its intent to reduce its workforce at its facility in Horseheads, N.Y., by 29 manufacturing production positions, effective Aptil 30th.

This difficult decision is in response to challenging business conditions and is in no way a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the affected employees. All actions are being undertaken with care and concern for the affected employees. We are working with the New York State Department of Labor to assist affected employees during the transition process.

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