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Andersen trims 250 jobs

Andersen Corporation announced at noon Tuesday that it will cut 250 management and office staff positions within the next two weeks.

Over half of those jobs are at the Bayport facility. Not all are currently filled.

In January the company announced the temporary layoff of about 600 production workers. Those employees are now back on the job, said Maureen McDonough, Andersen's director of corporate communications. She said the cuts announced Tuesday will be permanent.

The reduction amounts to about 10 percent of the company's management and support staff.

The adjustment will result in "leaner management and support staff," said McDonough during a conference call. The reduction will occur through a combination of early retirements, not refilling open positions, attrition and job eliminations.

For more information see the July 16 edition of the Star-Observer.