GE sending some turbine work to Poland; will cut some local jobs

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GE sending some turbine work to Poland; will cut some local jobs

SCHENECTADY (WRGB) One of the biggest employers in the Electric City will outsource some work overseas. That will cost dozens of jobs at their Schenectady plant. General Electric says that some work will be sent to a facility in Poland, and that means that will get rid of 45 jobs at their Schenectady plant. The union representing the workers wishes that the work could be done here in the United States, especially during a pandemic.

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