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.
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.
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.