Several people are now out of a job in West Burlington. About one fifth of the employees at the G.E. plant in West Burlington will lose their jobs. According to officials at the G.E. Consumer and Industrial’s plant, roughly 60 hourly positions are getting the ax.
Plant Manager Jim Lowell cited the continued decline in orders from customers for the changes. He did say many of the reductions will be special early retirement options, which will reduce the effect on other employees.
The G.E. plant manufactures low-voltage switchgear. A little more than 310 people are currently employed at the facility.