Lynch says layoffs are ‘unconscionable’

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New Hampshire Governor John Lynch says it was unconscionable for a Claremont company to lay off 120 workers just before Christmas. And he says the company is breaking federal law by not providing the workers with 60 day’s notice or 60 days of severance pay.

Officials with Customized Structures have not publicly responded to Lynch’s charges or confirmed the closing.

But workers say the plant is shutting down tomorrow and they say they were told they would receive two weeks of severance pay.

The state Attorney General has asked a Superior Court to freeze the company’s assets to force it to comply with the federal law.

Customized Structures is owned by a Massachusetts-based venture capital firm called Watermill Ventures. The plant designs and manufactures modular homes and buildings.

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