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Electric boat gives layoff notices to employees

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By Gilannie Pangburn

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More than a hundred electric boat employees will soon be out of a job. The defense contractor that also operates in Rhode Island is cutting 115-shiplifter, painters and machinist jobs from their shipyard operations in Groton, CT.

The company says the Sequester and budget cuts are to blame for the loss of jobs.

The lay off will go into effect on January 10th, 2014 as the company adjust to changing some of its workforce requirements.

The following statement was released:

"These employees work in trades where the projected workload cannot support the existing workforce," said Robert H. Nardone, Vice President, Human Resources & Administration. "Electric Boat has a responsibility to our customer to align our employment levels with our workload to remain as efficient as possible.

The laid-off employees will receive a 60-day notification period before their jobs actually end Jan. 10. During this period, they will have access to career-transition services at the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board in New London and Norwich, and staffing specialists from the human resources organization."

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