GE Layoffs Coming to Schenectady, Niskayuna

The General Electric Co. (GE) logo is displayed inside a test tunnel at the GE Aviation Test Operations facility in Peebles, Ohio, U.S., on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. General Electric Co. (GE) is scheduled to release earnings figures on April 17. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images

GE's latest round of layoffs will have an affect on the Capital Region. The Times Union is reporting that at a morning meeting, hourly workers at the GE power systems plant in Schenectady and its research unit in Niskayuna were told that about 130 layoffs are coming in the next two weeks. 

This news comes after recent reports that GE Power would cut about 12,000 jobs worldwide in a cost-saving move. Reportedly these layoffs involve both professional and production workers. 

The layoffs that the company announced last year did not involve production workers or hourly workers.

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