WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Tyco Electronics announced Wednesday that it will lay off 20,000 employees worldwide by September, effectively cutting its work force by more than 20 percent in a single fiscal year.
A company spokesman declined to reveal how the Waynesboro plant will be affected, nor share the number of affected employees statewide. The electronic components manufacturer closed its Carlisle, Pa., and Emigsville, Pa., plants during layoffs two months ago.
"There's certainly no specific plan for more layoffs at this point. (But) we have to monitor this situation daily," spokesman Mike Ratcliff said.
The Waynesboro plant employs 230 people, The Herald-Mail reported in December 2008.
Tyco, which reported having 96,000 employees at the beginning of its fiscal year in October 2008, produces components for household devices like computers, appliances, handheld devices and flat-screen televisions. The Waynesboro plant differs because it makes tools used to wire those devices.