Undated -- The Pennsylvania-based electronic company announced this week they will cut an additional 20,000 positions worldwide.
Tyco Electronics, formerly partnered with Tyco International, plans to eliminate the jobs by the end of their fiscal year in September.
In December 2008, the company announced plans to cut 2,500 by the end of this month.
Mike Ratcliff, a spokesman for the company, says the initial cuts weren't enough to make up for the decline of demand in their products.
Tyco would not release specific numbers of employees in the Triad that would be cut.
Ratcliff said the branches on Pegg Road, Burgess Road and Piedmont Triad Parkway in Greensboro would be experiencing layoffs today. He also said the Reidsville Road location in Winston-Salem would be impacted.
Tyco has 96,000 employees globally and 26,000 of them are in North and South America, Ratcliff said during a December phone interview.
The electronics company produces electronic components, wireless communication systems and telecommunication components.
North Carolina locations include several in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Asheville and outside Charlotte.
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