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Flextronics Closure Hits N.C. County Hard

Electronics manufacturer employed 600 to 700 people and was one of Franklin County's largest employers.

YOUNGSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Several hundred jobs will be lost when an electronics manufacturer closes its Youngsville plant over the next six months.
Ronnie Goswick, of the Franklin County Economic Development Commission, says Flextronics has had between 600 and 700 workers and is one of the county's largest employers.
Company spokeswoman Renee Brotherton says in a statement that the closing doesn't reflect the quality of work done by its employees in Youngsville.
The statement says Flextronics will do everything possible to help laid-off workers.
Gov. Mike Easley says the state will send teams from the N.C. Department of Commerce to help affected workers.
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