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Jul 18, 2013 1:03 AM by AP, posted by Kirsten Bennett

Quantum Corp. laying off 170 in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The computer storage device maker Quantum Corp. plans to lay off 170 of its 305 employees in Colorado Springs as it outsources manufacturing operations to a contractor.

Quantum spokesman Brad Cohen tells The Gazette that the company will complete the layoff and shift its manufacturing to Texas-based Benchmark Electronics during the next six months, with most of the cuts coming after Jan. 1.

The cuts will leave the company with 135 employees in operations, engineering, information technology, finance and human resources at its facility in Colorado Springs.

Quantum Corp.'s corporate headquarters are in San Jose, Calif.

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