General Electric cutting jobs in Rochester

Aug 9, 2017
Originally published on August 9, 2017 7:46 am

General Electric is closing a manufacturing facility in Rochester, on Science Parkway.

The company says that less than 100 employees will be affected, although the exact number was not released.

GE issued a statement saying that in an effort to provide its customers with more competitive, efficient products and services, the manufacturing work will transition to one of the company’s partner suppliers.

Officials say that work will go to a Florida-based supplier, but that manufacturing will be performed at the company’s operations in China.

GE says the assembly of the electronic boards that was done in Rochester is not core to GE’s manufacturing capabilities and the company already contracts 80 percent of those products to other suppliers.

GE’s statement says that, “transferring work is always a tough decision, but we are committed to supporting our employees during this time of transition.”