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Agilent Cuts 120 Jobs Near Spokane

Agilent Technologies, the Santa Clara, CA-based maker of instruments for electronics and life sciences companies, is cutting 120 jobs at a plant in Liberty Lake, WA near Spokane, according to a filing with the state Employment Security Department. The layoffs are effective Jan. 30. Agilent (NYSE: A) announced on Dec. 17 it was cutting 500 full-time workers and 300 temporary positions. It has almost 20,000 employees worldwide.