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Milton check printer laying off 53 workers

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Feb. 11, 2011 at 2:55 pm with No Comments »
February 11, 2011 2:55 pm

Harland Clarke Holdings, a nationwide check printing and banking service technology provider, is laying off 53 workers at its regional facility in Milton.

Donna Hinkelman, the San Antonio-based company’s vice president of corporate communications, said the check printing now done in Milton will be done at other facilities.

The check printing business has been in a steep decline in recent years as banking customers use electronic payment systems and credit and debit cards to pay their bills and expenses.

Hinkelman said 107 workers will remain at the Milton office at 300 East Meridian after the layoffs are finished in early June.

“The staff reductions will be phased with some workers departing as early as March and others as late as early June,” she said.

The workers targeted for layoffs will have an opportunity to apply for other jobs within the company. Those who don’t get another job within the company will be given a severance package.

Harland Clarke opened the regional facility in 2001 in Milton when it was moved from Portland.

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