Cuomo: Welch Allyn will retain 900 jobs, add 100 more

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a major announcement in Skaneateles Falls at the Welch Allyn facility.

Cuomo said that New York will be making a $12 million investment into the facility, which will retain 900 existing jobs — and guarantee the addition of 100 more jobs. He called Welch Allyn a “statewide treasure,” when talking about the expansion at the Skaneateles Falls facility.

The Auburn Citizen reports that Hill-Rom, “Welch Allyn’s parent company, will invest more than $4.2 million to expand manufacturing and research and development operations.”

The expansion at the site will be indicative of the state, county, and company making significant investments in building a larger foundation in Upstate New York. While concern had been well-reported when Hill-Rom initially purchased Welch Allyn, about job security at the Skaneateles Falls facility – Cuomo pointed out that it became a priority for New York State to ensure that Welch Allyn remained on the state’s long-term plan.

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  • wolfie4u

    They got rid of 50+ people kept the temporary employment on. If they add 100 and they all are temporary they will be saving even more by not paying out benefits etc. . At that lets say they did get rid of 75 during the layoff considering a year and half the only real difference is 25+ employees. Cuomo is too much of a washout in his need for votes.