Eastman Kodak cutting 70 jobs in Rochester area

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Eastman Kodak says it will cut 70 jobs at its Rochester-area operations as it transitions to a smaller company focused on commercial and packaging printing.

The Rochester-based film and photography pioneer announced Wednesday that it was eliminating 85 positions companywide, including 70 in the Rochester area.

It's the largest number of layoffs since Kodak ended its Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September 2013. At the end of last year, Kodak employed 8,800 worldwide, including 2,300 in Rochester and its suburbs.

The company's statement says the cuts come as Kodak continues "re-engineering" some of its operations across several businesses.

At its peak in the 1980s, Kodak employed 145,000 worldwide, including tens of thousands in the Rochester area.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast