TE Connectivity, a global manufacturer of electronic parts, is closing its factory and laboratory next year in Hemet, eliminating 240 local jobs and shifting the work to facilities in North Carolina and Tennessee.

The company, based in Switzerland with its U.S. headquarters in Berwyn, Pa., notified the California Employment Development Department of pending closures in Hemet in a worker adjustment letter received Sept. 5 and posted on the state website Friday, Sept. 13. The letter states the layoffs are expected to start Friday.

The downsizing will be complete in October 2020 when the facility at 5733 Whittier Ave. will close, according to a company statement emailed to The Press-Enterprise.

TE Connectivity, which changed its name from Tyco Electronics eight years ago, makes electronic components, mainly connectors

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