Dell to close North Carolina desktop factory

Over 900 jobs will be affected
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Dell will close its desktop manufacturing plant in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in January 2010 as part of its ongoing cost-cutting efforts.

According to the company, around 905 jobs will be affected, with 600 employees being made redundant next month.

Frank Miller, vice president of Dell’s public business unit supply chain, said: “This is a difficult decision, especially for our North Carolina colleagues, but a necessary one for Dell customers and our company. The efforts of our team members there have been significant and we’re committed to helping them through their transition.”

Affected employees will receive severance packages, including severance pay, incentive payments, benefits continuation and outplacement services.

Dell has nine remaining company-owned manufacturing plants across North and South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.