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Burlington School District

Teachers and staff members with the Burlington School district are poised for a third consecutive year of staff cuts.

More than a dozen Vermont state employees are expected to be laid off next month as part of the state's first significant job reductions since the recession.

Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh announced Friday that the Board of Trustees is expected to approve layoffs at a special meeting on Monday.

General Electric has announced that it will delay the closure of its Ford Edward capacitor manufacturing plant until early 2015.  Meanwhile, federal budget cuts could have an impact on jobs at an upstate nuclear plant.

General Electric in September announced that it would close and cease production of capacitors at a facility in Fort Edward, New York. Under a labor agreement, GE said it would not transfer capacitor manufacturing to a new plant in Clearwater, Florida until one year after the announced closure.

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Close to 200 workers in Fort Edward are facing layoffs after General  Electric announced that it is considering a shutdown of an upstate manufacturing facility, unless an otherwise agreement is reached with the union representing employees.

GE Energy Management has announced that it intends to move all manufacturing operations from its Fort Edward plant to a facility in Clearwater, Florida. The move would close the Fort Edward plant, and 198 employees could be affected.

NRC/Entergy Nuclear

Entergy Corporation plans to cut about 30 jobs at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant by the end of the year. While it’s not good news for the plant nor surrounding community, Vermont Yankee supporters say the real concern is the state’s continuing effort to shutter the plant.

A hospital in Western Massachusetts is making employee layoffs as other health care providers in the region are trying to find solutions to challenges in recruiting and retaining physicians.

The Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield this week informed the Massachusetts Nurses Association union that the hospital will cut up to 9 positions among its medical-surgical nursing staff. It will also redesign up to 4 other various positions to accommodate the changes in personnel.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Thruway Authority is planning 234 layoffs to help shore up its finances, but no toll increases are planned.

Thruway spokesman Dan Weiller says the layoffs of full-time workers will be in all regions, including the Albany headquarters. The authority employs 29,068 workers.

Weiller says no toll increases of any type are planned.

Thruway Cuts Workforce

Jan 30, 2013
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The New York State Thruway Authority is planning to layoff 234 of its nearly 3-thousand member staff.

Thruway officials say The layoffs — which would have to follow civil-service laws and union regulations on seniority — would save the authority about $20 million.

The largest hospital in New York’s North Country announced lay-offs on Wednesday.

The CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh says 17 employees, 9 from management and 8 hourly staff, have been laid off due to “help bolster the hospital’s financial position in 2013 and beyond.”

Those laid off are receiving severance pay and health insurance thru the end of the year and the hospital will assist them in finding new employment.  

CVPH President Stevens Mundy said the hospital has initiated a number of measures to reduce expenses over the past few months.