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Pelco lays off 43 employees – some at Clovis plant

There are an estimated 1,000 to 1,200 workers at the Pelco by Schneider Electric campus in Clovis.
There are an estimated 1,000 to 1,200 workers at the Pelco by Schneider Electric campus in Clovis. Fresno Bee file

Pelco by Schneider Electric, a maker of security cameras and surveillance equipment, has laid off 43 workers as the company narrows its technology focus.

Company spokeswoman Linda Myers said the layoffs will include employees at the Clovis manufacturing plant as well as other Schneider factories.

Pelco officials did not disclose how many total workers were laid off in Clovis, other than to say some of them were engineers. The Clovis campus is well known for hosting an annual 9/11 observance and an ongoing memorial.

Myers said the Clovis employees were notified of the layoff on Tuesday and will be provided a severance package as well as outplacement and support services.

Schneider Electric, the French-based parent company of Pelco, is a global leader in energy management and automation. It bought Pelco in 2007.

Pelco employs about 1,000 workers globally. It last reduced its workforce in 2014, when it laid off about 45 workers in the U.S. and internationally.

Myers said that despite the layoffs, the company is committed to remaining in Clovis.

“Absolutely,” she said. “We are spending and doing the same amount of stuff, just on a smaller range.”

Robert Rodriguez: 559-441-6327, @FresnoBeeBob

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