A major workforce reduction is bearing down on IFB Solutions Inc.’s Winston-Salem operations following two recent legal setbacks.

At stake is the expiration of three U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs contracts involving its optical laboratories.

Those contracts affect 137 of 556 local jobs, including 76 employees who are blind and 15 who are veterans. IFB is the largest employer of the blind in the United States. It has about 1,000 employees overall.

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