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Metrocast Communications cuts staff in Waterford, Plainfield

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MetroCast Communications of Connecticut has laid off 12 employees in its offices in Plainfield and Waterford, the company confirmed this afternoon.

Andrew Walton, a spokesman for MetroCast Communications in Frazer, Pa., whose parent company is Harron Communications Corp., also of Pennsylvania, confirmed a “workforce reduction” of five workers in Plainfield and seven in Waterford across various departments.

He would not specify a reason for the layoffs, saying, “It’s a question of analyzing the need for positions and the need for our business relative to those positions. Companies make adjustments in the composition of their workforce all the time, and need to, and that’s what we’ve done here.”

Twelve is the extent of the layoffs, said Walton. The cuts leave the Connecticut cable, internet and phone provider with 62 instead of 74 employees, he said.

“Both offices remain open and fully staffed,” he added. “Our customer care, and provision of video, Internet and phone are completely unaffected by these changes.”

MetroCast took over Eastern Connecticut Cable Television Inc. in Waterford in 2006. MetroCast has 40,000 residential and business customers in the towns of Montville, New London, Waterford, East Lyme, Griswold, Killingly, Plainfield, Sterling, and Putnam.





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