EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: South-West (IRL); Southern and Eastern
Location of affected unit(s): Cork


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
Number Employed: 1000
Group: Flextronics

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-06-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 200
Planned Job Reductions max: 200
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Direct Dismissals: 200

Additional Information

It is understood that the job losses in the company's Cork plant are the result of the plant losing a major contract to a sister plant in the Far East, which could produce at a lower cost. Ninety of the proposed job losses will affect permanent contracts, with the remainder affecting temporary positions. The company headquarters are in Singapore. The redundancy terms offered are five weeks pay per year of service inclusive of statutory entitlement.