File photo of Bombardier rail manufacturing plant in Plattsburgh
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Bombardier, a global manufacturer of rail cars and airplanes, plans to cut approximately 7,000 jobs — about 10 percent of its global workforce— over two years, while it adds jobs in growing areas of its business.


Bombardier confirms it will cut more than 1,750 employees in Canada and Northern Ireland over the coming months to adjust for weak demand for some of its business jets.


The heads of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New York City Transit were in Plattsburgh Wednesday afternoon.