As we mentioned back in December that there was a rumour flying around about redundancies at Xerox (www.xerox.com) in Dublin. The plan is to let up to 900 people, in the customer support call centre, go in the next 2 years. Earlier this month Xerox announced plans to outsource this work to IBM from September 2007. Now that is has all gone pear shaped, Xerox will be underwriting the costs of the redundancy plan.
It’s reported that the other 800 jobs in Blanchardstown and Dundalk will remain and that they are not under threat.
In other depressing jobs news, Johnson and Johnson (www.jnj.com) have announced that they want to cut between 3%-4% of their global workforce, but it is as of yet, not know how this will effect their 2,500 Irish employee. Stay tuned !