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Jabil sheds jobs in Kwidzyn


Jabil Circuit, a US electronic manufacturing services provider, could axe even up to 1,500 jobs at its manufacturing complex in Kwidzyn (Pomorskie voivodship) over the next four months, as it adapts to a fall in orders.

The company, which is one of the largest employers in the province, has already cut 223 jobs through natural attrition – by not renewing definite-term contracts – but many more could follow during the months to March, according to Polska. The Times newspaper. The phased nature of the cuts enables Jabil to avoid the costs related to mass lay-offs.

Marek Bania, operations director at Jabil Circuit Poland, said that the decline in orders was due to a combination of cyclical swings normal in its sector and an attempt by some major customers to increase in-house production.

The Kwidzyn plant makes or used to make e.g. TV sets, LCD panels, or backplanes for companies such as LG, JVC, Philips, Sharp, or Toshiba, among others.

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