IBM Layoffs Become Official Today

Jul 12, 2013

Friday 7/12/13 at Noon & 7PM: At least 340 IBM employees are being laid off at the Essex Junction plant this month, and the number will likely be higher when it becomes official on Friday. We talk with Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan about the state's programs to assist laid off IBMers, and with economist Art Woolf about the role of IBM in the state’s economy.

Also in the program, reporter Sarah Harris recaps two town meetings this week on the F-35 fighter jet that might be based the Burlington airport. South Burlington's Select Board voted to support the program, Winooski's Select Board voted not to.

And we listen back to some of the voices in the week's news.