GE Solar, a branch of the General Electric Company, has announced the layoff of the second and third production shifts as well as some engineering staff at the its Newark, Delaware manufacturing site. About 86 employees were released, down from 200 total workers.
A spokesperson for GE said, “The market for the solar technology manufactured at the Newark, Delaware facility has seen a sudden and dramatic decline, which required us to align our output with the market demand. The Newark plant will continue to manufacture solar modules, but operations in this area will be reduced from three shifts to one shift, requiring fewer workers.”
The job losses at GE Solar were first revealed on Ed Gunther’s blog on March 27th.