A California telecommunications technology company laid off more than a dozen workers this week at its research operation in Morrisville.
The layoff at JDS Uniphase, which reduces the local staff to 46, follows a strategy announced in March to cut costs, including eliminating jobs.
The company laid off 14 people at its Communications Test and Measurement business here and a cut a "handful" of workers in other locations, said JDS spokesman Jim Monroe.
Monroe downplayed the layoffs as part of the company's business strategy.
"In the grand scheme of things, it's a pretty routine matter," Monroe said. "This is a standard tuning of our business. We're always aligning our business with growth opportunities."