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Dell to let go 1900 employee’s.

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It has finally been announced that Dell is to shed 1,900 of its staff in Limerick, its a move that has been long expected but none the less doesn’t soften the blow for the people concerned. Layoffs are to start in April from what I gather and are to be completed by January 2010. The effect on suppliers and subcontractors of Dell and their likely additional layoffs is not yet quantified. Its a very worrying time for everyone involved. I wouldn’t fancy having to try and sell a house in Limerick at the moment.  Now that the “s**t has hit the fan” , what does one do next ? Is it out of bounds to suggest a Workers co-op ? Dell is after all just a badge. Would the IDA/Shannon Development back it ? It is difficult to see anything else coming on the horizon at least for a year or two. Generally the “cost aspect ” of Ireland has to be looked at, in the last five or six years the cost of doing anything in this country is sky high and just about every business feels it. I do believe that it is time to put the price tags back on all goods in the shops too.

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Written by ferdia2010

January 8, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Posted in Ireland Economy

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