EL PASO - Leviton Manufacturing is closing after almost 19 years in El Paso and laying off more than 300 people over the next several months. The plant, located in the Northwest Corporate Center on the West Side, makes electrical switches and outlets for commercial and industrial uses.
The layoffs will begin in February and continue through July, according to Workforce Solutions officials. The plant will be closed by the end of the year.
Boeing plans to cut its North east El Paso manufacturing operations in half and lay off about 160 people by the end of 2014.
El Paso had an estimated 17,300 manufacturing jobs in November, the latest data available from the Texas Workforce Commission. That's a decrease of 300 jobs since November 2011, the data show.
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