EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Lucent Technologies

Company/Organisation:
Lucent Technologies

Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: Southern and Eastern
Location of affected unit(s): Dublin

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
Number Employed: 520
Group: Lucent Technologies

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-06-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 120
Planned Job Reductions max: 120
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Foreseen End Date: 01-11-2003

Additional Information

The redundancies will occur in Lucent's Dublin offices at Cherrywood. It is understood the troubled US multinational will still employ approximately 350 workers in Ireland, who are predominantly employed in a second site in Blanchardstown, also in Dublin. The redundancies form part of an attempt to cut overheads in Ireland by 25%, which is related to the continuing problems the electronics and technology sector is facing worldwide. It is understood that some workers may have the opportunity to redeploy elsewhere, either to the Blanchardstown office, or to Spain and India.