Eaton laying off 22 in Raleigh

Industrial conglomerate Eaton is laying off 115 people in a division of its electrical business, including 22 people in Raleigh.

The cuts are scheduled to begin next week and be completed by the end of year, said Mark Horner, a spokesman for the Cleveland-based company.

The cuts are being made at multiple sites across the country within Eaton’s Electrical Engineering Services and Systems Division. Horner said all the affected employees will have the opportunity to apply for other jobs within Eaton.

“We’re going to do everything possible to make sure they’re treated well, and we are also going to obviously provide transition benefits and outplacement services,” he said.

Eaton employs about 700 people in Raleigh. The company also has facilities elsewhere in the state, including in Roxboro and Morrisville.

Staff writer David Bracken