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Corning considering local job cuts

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Corning is considering changes to its workforce in Wilmington. Corning is considering changes to its workforce in Wilmington.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Corning is cutting up to 4% of its salaried workforce worldwide and the plant in Wilmington is currently considering how much impact it will have here locally.

WECT.com reached out to the company's corporate communications after getting a call that layoffs were mentioned Friday at the plant in Wilmington.

A spokesperson said a plan to reduce costs and restructuring will continue into 2013. Those actions include a layoff of about 500 salaried people companywide and adjusting the hourly workforce. The company would only say that Wilmington leaders are "evaluating the situation to determine the level of impact to its workforce. Any potential actions would be taken in early 2013."

Corning said earlier in the year they needed to restructure because of the "impact of the weak economy on all our businesses."

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