GE to cut up to 100 jobs in state as HQ moves to Boston, others to move to Norwalk

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FAIRFIELD — General Electric Co. has notified the state it plans to cut up to 100 jobs in Connecticut and is moving hundreds of others from its soon-to-be former headquarters in Fairfield to nearby Norwalk.

Susan Bishop, a spokeswoman for GE, says many of the cuts are related to the company moving its headquarters to Boston. The move is set to be completed by 2018.

Federal law requires employers with 100 full-time workers to provide 60 days’ notice of layoffs.

Bishop says between 500 and 600 jobs in Fairfield will move to office space the company owns in Norwalk. She says about 200 jobs will move with the company to Boston, where it will ultimately employ about 800 people.

Those being laid of are a mix of professional jobs and hourly positions.

The company plans to move into temporary Boston offices in August. There hasn’t been any announcement yet about what the company plans to do with the Fairfield campus.