MassMutual is laying off around 100 people from its offices in Enfield.
The Massachusetts-based company said it is laying people off companywide, including in Enfield, and they will be happening soon, according to company spokesperson Jim Lacey.
The company has 7,200 employees, including around 2,000 in Enfield, and the layoffs will affect around 5 percent of staff.
"MassMutual routinely and carefully examines all of its operations to ensure we are focused on activities that effectively and efficiently deliver the greatest value to our policy owners and customers. At times, this means making decisions that impact our staffing levels and when they do, we are committed to a thoughtful and respectful process," Jim Lacey, a spokesperson with MassMutual said.
This is the hit to the Enfield job market, which is losing more than 550 employees when Hallmark closes this year and more than 100 when Macy’s closes.
“Macy’s, Hallmark, and you know just too many!,” Angie Nguyen, of Enfield, said.
Mayor Scott Kaupin said this is unfortunate for the families affected, but MassMutual is committed to Enfield for the long-term.
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