Texas Instruments to cut 35 jobs locally

February 02, 1993|By Ted Shelsby | Ted Shelsby,Staff Writer

Texas Instruments Inc. said yesterday that it would eliminate 875 jobs over the next nine months, including about 35 at its computer software center in Hunt Valley.

The Hunt Valley workers would be among the first to feel the impact of the layoffs, which the company attributed to a declining Defense Department budget. Workers at the Baltimore County complex were scheduled to be notified this week, according to Leslie Price, a Texas Instruments spokeswoman.

She said they would be given 60 days before losing their jobs and the company would assist them in finding new employment.

In addition to their severance pay and extended insurance benefits, Ms. Price said, Texas Instruments would offer between $2,000 and $6,000 in education reimbursement, depending on a worker's length of service with the company. It would use an outside job placement service to assist workers in finding new jobs.

Ms. Price said the Hunt Valley complex employs about 250 people and is engaged in the development of computer software systems for industrial equipment.

The Dallas-based Defense Systems and Electronics Group would feel the brunt of the work force reduction. The company's plan is to eliminate about 435 workers at its Dallas, Lewisville and McKinney, Texas, plants as well as its Ridgecrest, Calif., operation. These locations make electronic components used in military hardware. Those employees were to be notified this week.

Further, Texas Instruments expects to begin issuing layoff notices over the next few months to about 380 workers connected to its Midland, Texas-based semiconductor military products division.

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