UP TO 100 JOBS UNDER THREAT AT FERMOY PLANT
There could be bad news for Sanmina SCI workers in the coming days as staff at the plant in Fermoy wait to learn their fate amid unconfirmed reports that the company may be about to lay off up to 100 employees.
The site was established in 1988 by SCI and in 2002 it became Sanmina-SCI following the merger of Sanmina and SCI Systems. It currently employs over 400 people, many of whom are from Fermoy and surrounding areas.
Up to 30 employees were temporarily laid off in the past few weeks and now there are fears of further cuts.
Local councillors, Noel McCarthy and Tadhg O’Donovan told The Avondhu that any job losses would be a huge blow to the town.
“Considering the importance the plant has to the social and economic fabric of the community of Fermoy and the catchment area, our thoughts are with the employees at this time.
"In the past when management at the plant have been faced with the task of making redundancies they have always been upfront with the community and have an exceptional public relations record. We hope the reality of the situation at the plant will soon become apparent to all concerned,” the Fermoy councillors concluded.
The Avondhu contacted the HR department at Sanimia SCI but no comment was forthcoming at the time of going to press.
Thursday 7th October 7:23pm