WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — IFB Solutions in Winston-Salem is removing 137 optical lab jobs after the Department of Veterans Affairs decided to not extend its long-term contracts with the company.

The company has long publicized being the largest employer of people who are blind in the country. 76 people who are blind and 15 veterans will lose their jobs with the first wave of 47 cuts expected by the end of July.

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