RALEIGH – FieldCore Service Solutions, a subsidiary of General Electric, is shutting down its operations in Wilmington and is laying off 261 employees.

The news came in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN”) field with the N.C. Department of Commerce on March 31. The operation will close June 1.

A FieldCore executive said the decision was not related to the coronavirus.

“FieldCore is closing its nuclear field service operation because its customer, GEH [General Electric Hitachi], has elected to use another vendor for the provision of field services,” the company said in the notice.

Christopher White, a spokesperson for FieldCore, noted that “All laid off under this move are expected to find full-time employment with the new vendor. So the net job loss will be zero.”

FieldCore said most of the workers “are based at their individual homes and travel from point topoint to perform their field service duties.”

GE Aviation, which is also part of GE, recently announced plans to lay off 10 percent of its workforce. It operations a plant in Durham where some 400 people work.