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Hutchinson Technology Announces Layoffs of 20 to 25 Percent of Workforce

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - One of Eau Claire's largest employers is cutting back in a big way.

On Tuesday Hutchinson Technology, based in Minnesota, announced it will cut 20 to 25 percent of its total workforce. That would be more than 1,000 jobs company-wide.

In addition, anyone unaffected by the cutbacks will have their pay cut by 5 percent. Everything is expected to take effect by January.

HTI makes disk drives. The Eau Claire plant employs about 1,400. There's no word on how many employees in Eau Claire will be affected by the layoffs. News 18 contacted the company Tuesday afternoon but haven't heard back.

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