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East Tenn. firms laying off 270 workers; First Tenn. Bank cutting 250 jobs

February 24th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

The Knoxville News-Sentinel is reporting that thee East Tennessee companies - JTEKT automotive plant in Vonore, Great Dane Trailers in Huntsville and the United Trucking Driving School in Dandridge - plan to lay off about 270 people, according to information released Monday by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Also, First Tennessee Bank plans to cut 250 jobs in the next year, but a spokesman for the Memphis-based bank said the number of East Tennessee jobs that will be eliminated has not been determined.


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