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Earthlink To Lay Off 60 People

The telecom company Earthlink, which has some operations in Rochester, has notified the NYS Labor Department it plans to lay off  60  people locally for economic reasons.

Earthlink had reportedly said last month that it was necessary to make the cuts to help realign its business plan.  52 of the layoffs are at the company's Monroe Avenue facilities, and another 8 are at its operations on Pittsford-Victor Road.

The company employs several hundred people locally. Earthlink officials had no comment today about the layoff notice when contacted by WXXI.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.