By Sahid Fawaz
Workers in South Carolina received bad news today.
“A South Carolina company plans to lay off almost all its workers — 126 people — because of the Trump administration’s tariffs.
Element Electronics, which assembles televisions, notified the state of the expected job cuts earlier this week. The company also plans to close its plant in the town of Winnsboro.
The company said the layoffs and plant closure were a direct result of US tariffs on goods imported from China, including important parts that Element uses to put together TVs.
The layoffs will begin in October. By the end of the year, a skeleton crew of eight people will be left, the company said.
Element said on Twitter that it is working to have the parts removed from the tariff list, and hopes it can avoid closing the plant. In its notice, it also said it could reopen in three to six months.”
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