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TE Connectivity in Middletown lays off 70-80

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Several employees at TE Connectivity were greeted with pink slips Tuesday morning. The company will layoff nearly a hundred workers over the next two months.

Company spokesman Tom Peacock said 70 to 80 workers will be laid off during the next six to eight weeks. Most of the positions will be eliminated from the data communications branch in Lower Swatara Township. Several IT and administrative manager positions will also be cut.

Peacock said the layoffs are due to a "soft demand" in the electronics manufacturing industry. The Switzerland-based company plans to shed 275 workers globally, a five percent reduction in their overall workforce.

U.S. operations are based in Chester County, Pennsylvania, but TE Connectivity employs more than 3,900 people in central Pennsylvania.

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