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HTI to lay off nearly 80 employees this summer

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - Tuesday afternoon, Hutchinson Technology, Incorporated announced it will be laying off dozens of workers this summer.

The following announcement was sent to the Department of Workforce Development:

Commencing on or about May 3, 2014, Hutchinson Technology, Incorporated ("HTI") will substantially reduce its workforce at its plant located at 2435 Alpine Road, Eau Claire, WI.

HTI expects this action to be permanent. We expect the employment terminations to begin on or about May 3, 2014 and to be complete by June 30, 2014.

HTI currently expects that this action will result in the elimination of 78 positions at the above-identified plant. Attached is a list of positions that will be affected and the number of affected employees in each position.

No bumping rights exist, and the affected employees are not represented by a union.

The DWD says it will work with its regional partner, the West Central Workforce Development Board, to provide rapid response services to the affected employees.

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