SCHENECTADY -- General Electric, which announced plans last month to close its capacitor plant in Fort Edward, has announced two rounds of layoffs over the last week.

Monday, GE said it would lay off close to 200 white-collar workers at its Schenectady operations as part of a restructuring of the company’s manufacturing operations. The GE steam turbine and generator plant in Schenectady is the headquarters for its power and water unit.

GE has 1,150 hourly workers at the plant, but they will not be affected. In all, GE employs about 4,000 people at the Schenectady campus, which includes several other plants.

Last week, GE announced the layoffs of about 100 management workers at its Greenville, S.C., gas turbine plant.

The recent layoffs are in a different division from Fort Edward’s, but they are part of GE’s overall restructuring. The company and the electrical workers union will be negotiating over the local plant shutdown. The earliest it could close is September 2014, and it would mean the loss of about 200 jobs at the plant.

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I thought immelt was appointed by Obama to creat jobs in the U.S. ok that's right GE or immelt is pulling a 115 year old manufacturing plant out of the U.S. and moving it to Beijing then spending 2 billion on a new plant and training 65 people in engineering. And GE don't pay taxes in America.. Why not? They aren't doing anything for us. I speak on behalf of the local 332 of Fort Edward GE and one way or another I think GE should continue production in New York

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