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Two companies warn of layoffs in Baltimore County

Two companies have warned state regulators that they're planning layoffs in Baltimore County.

Beverage manufacturer Diageo told the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation this week that it would eliminate 34 jobs at its facility on Washington Boulevard in Relay between late April and early May, with an undisclosed number of cuts to come in later phases through July.

It's the second layoff warning in less than a year from the London-based company, which makes alcoholic drinks such as Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff. It earlier told the state that it would be shutting down its special-products building at the same facility last August, laying off 55 workers. But the new...