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Universal Lays Off 19 People At Conklin Site

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Universal Instruments has reduced its Broome County workforce.

The company, which makes equipment for electronics manufacturers, laid off 19 people from its Conklin facility.

Human resources director John DeSousa says this is the first local workforce adjustment since 2009.

The move was part of a cost reduction effort responding to current market conditions.

DeSousa says about 300 people continue to work at Universal Instruments in Conklin.

DeSousa notes downturns in the Asian economy have had a big impact on Universal. He says no additional layoffs are expected locally this year.

DeSousa says there’s some optimism about the employment outlook for 2014 with the possibility of some growth later in the year as business conditions improve.

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