The computer multi-national, Dell, has announced that its cutting the workforce at its plant in Limerick by 1,900 in the next 12 months. The announcement comes as employees are attending a series of meetings at the plant to be told details of the redundancies.
The company says it expects the reduction to be complete by January next year with workers beginning to leave the plant in April. It will 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.
Dell says the move is among a series of actions being taken to simplify operations, improve productivity and reduce costs.