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Dell to axe 1,900 jobs in Ireland

Dell is transferring its European PC manufacturing from Ireland to Poland to cut costs, in a move that will see 1,900 assembly plant workers in Limerick lose their jobs.

The Limerick jobs hit has been mooted for some time, with the number of temporary workers having already been slashed.

It has been a sensitive decision to transfer assembly to Poland though, as Dell has received large government grants to bring jobs to Ireland, particularly the poorer part of western Ireland where the assembly plant stands.

But, according to analyst Gartner, with Dell now having been usurped as the leading PC supplier by Hewlett-Packard, and having also fallen behind Acer, it is under pressure to rapidly reduce costs.

The Limerick jobs transfer is expected to be complete by next January, with the first workers expected to leave by this April.

Chinese PC maker Lenovo is also shedding 2,500 jobs on the back of poor results.


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