Reports from pink-slipped workers at the former IBM (now Global Foundries) plant in Essex Junction say dozens have been laid off. State officials are still trying to get the official word.
"Seven Days contacted former and current employees and industry insiders and learned that the number of layoffs was substantial, though an exact figure was not available. Public officials have been struggling to find out how many people Marvell laid off. Workers within the company didn't know either, according to the laid-off worker who spoke to Seven Days. Based on the number of workers he personally knew or who attended a benefits meeting for those affected, the worker estimated the total number of Essex Junction layoffs at 30 to 60."
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