Boca Raton tech firm to cut 59 workers in December and January

Happier days: A fake sumo match at NTT's facility in Boca Raton. (Taylor Jones/The Palm Beach Post)
Happier days: A fake sumo match at NTT’s facility in Boca Raton. (Taylor Jones/The Palm Beach Post)

Tech firm NTT America plans to lay off 59 workers at its operations in Boca Raton, the company has told state labor officials.

NTT America says it will lay off 16 people on Jan. 15, many of them engineers. In a bit of good news for workers, NTT America scaled back a previously announced layoff, saying just 43 people will lose their jobs Dec. 15, down from the 51 originally reported.

NTT America operates from a facility at 5050 Conference Way in Boca. It’s a division of NTT Communications Corp. of Japan.

Pimp-your-plane workers to lose jobs amid BE Aerospace reorganization

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Wellington-based BE Aerospace will close its “super first class” facility in Miami-Dade County and lay off 53 workers.

In a letter last week to state and county officials, BE Aerospace said “a permanent shutdown” of its super first class facility in Medley is scheduled for December. The operations, which make luxe interiors for planes, will move to Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Shares of BE Aerospace (Nasdaq: BEAV) are up 20 percent this year, making it the top-performing stock among publicly traded companies headquartered in Palm Beach County.