GE Laying Off 160 Workers At Southern Indiana Factory

By Scott Sarvay

GE Laying Off 160 Workers At Southern Indiana Factory

June 18, 2010 Updated Sep 14, 2009 at 3:01 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - General Electric is laying off 164 workers at a southern Indiana refrigerator factory, although that is about 30 fewer than the company had anticipated.

Layoff notices were handed out Monday at the Bloomington
factory, which will be left with some 530 workers.

Company officials announced plans last year to close the
factory. The company reversed that decision in July, saying
government incentives for making energy-efficient appliances there
could be extended until 2013.

General Electric says the layoffs are necessary because demand
is down 42 percent over the past three years for the side-by-side
refrigerators made at the plant. It says about half those being
laid off are eligible for retirement.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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