Philips Lighting spokesman Silvie Casanova says Philips will employ just under 400 people in Salina after the layoffs. She says the plant also is not filling open positions.
Our news partners at The Salina Journal report the city and state have given Philips hundreds of thousands of dollars to expand and bring jobs to Salina.
Plant manager Dan Mendicina says the jobs being eliminated were not among those added with the city and state money. And he says jobs added through those programs likely saved the plant from more layoffs.