TE Connectivity cutting 70 to 80 from midstate workforce
TE Connectivity Ltd., the electronics manufacturer, said today it's notifying workers that the company is cutting between 70 and 80 people from Central Pennsylvania offices in Dauphin County.
The cuts to TE Connectivity’s data communications and information technology departments will be ongoing during the next six to eight weeks, with some employees leaving immediately and other transitioning in that time, spokesman Tom Peacock said.
Most employees are coming from the engineering, product management and general administration positions at the company’s offices in Lower Paxton and Lower Swatara townships, he said. The cuts are not expected to affect production jobs.
TE Connectivity will lay off 275 people globally from data and IT, Peacock said. The cuts are part of a 5 percent reduction to the company’s workforce that was announced at the beginning of the fiscal year in 2012.
“Some of the business units are experiencing softer demand, and this is a response to that,” he said.
TE Connectivity, with headquarters in Switzerland, has its U.S. operations based in Chester County. The company employs about 3,900 people in the midstate. Its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TEL.