Tyco Electronics To Cut 250 Mfg. Jobs

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) — Tyco Electronics plans to cut about 250 jobs in the Twin Cities by September.

Tyco bought Eden Prairie-based ADC Telecommunications last year. The cuts will come at a manufacturing plant ADC had in Shakopee (SHAHK'-uh-pee). Tyco plans to move most of that plant's operations to former ADC plants elsewhere.

Tyco spokesman Michael Ratcliff tells Minnesota Public Radio News the company announced to employees late last week that it plans to move most of the manufacturing from Shakopee to Tyco Electronics sites in Juarez, Mexico, and Santa Teresa, N.M.

Employees losing their jobs will not be able to transfer to New Mexico. Currently, Tyco has about 700 employees in Shakopee and 200 in Eden Prairie. The company plans to move the Eden Prairie employees to Shakopee later this year.


Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, http://www.mpr.org