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TE Connectivity layoffs scheduled to start in April; 664 will lose jobs

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GREENSBORO,N.C.--664 of workers at the TE Connectivity plant in Greensboro will have to find a another place to work by the end of the year.

Tom Peacock, Senior Manager of Communications for TE Connectivity, confirms the plant on Piedmont Triad Parkway will close by December 2013, with layoffs beginning on April 5th. 664 employees will face layoffs. Peacock says 50 of those will be transferred to other TE locations.

The laid-off workers will be offered severance packages, including benefits. The equipment and work at the plant, which makes electronic connectors for appliances, like refrigerators will go to company facilities in Pennsylvania, Mexico, and China.

TE has been in the Piedmont-Triad area since 1995. It stopped production at its plant in Wallburg in northern Davidson County in 2009.

Peacock said the 1200 workers at the distribution center next door to the plant will not be affected.