Dell to cut Irish workforce by 1,900

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The US multinational said workers would start leaving their Limerick plant by April and the entire redundancy scheme would be completed within a year.

The latest announcement of job losses comes just 48 hours after 800 jobs at Waterford Crystal were put at risk after the company that owns the iconic Irish brand went into receivership.

In a worrying move for an economy whose success was built on attracting US capital, Dell said it would move all production of computer systems for customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa from Limerick to its Polish facility and third-party manufacturers over the next year.

Ireland's Celtic Tiger economy was founded on bringing in hi-tech multinational companies attracted by the Republic's low capital taxation rates and a highly educated workforce. But Dell said today that its move east was among a series of actions being taken to simplify operations, improve productivity and reduce costs.

guardian.co.uk
 
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