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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

200 jobs may go in Limerick

Software Company Thompson Scientific has announced today that it is considering closing its Limerick plant which would mean 200 jobs being lost.

The proposal would see a transfer of work from its facilities in Limerick, Glasgow, Manchester, London to facilities in India.

In a statement today, Thompson Scientific said it had entered into a 30-day
period of consultation with affected employees but it said that if the proposal
goes ahead it could result in approximately 200 positions being declared
redundant.

The Connecticut-based company - which develops software for the science and healthcare sectors - said the proposal would not impact other Thomson Scientific operations in Ireland.

It said: "If the proposal goes ahead it will be implemented in stages and is expected to take around 18 months to complete".

"We will make every effort to ensure that affected employees are kept informed of progress during consultation and will make sure that we have appropriate staff available to answer employee questions and outline options as they emerge," it added.

Via Irish Times

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