Thursday, September 22, 2011

Manufacturer Playbook layoff 1000 employees

Taiwanese companies, Quanta Computer, one of the world's largest computer manufacturer, announced plans to cut 1,000 jobsfrom a plant in Linkou, northern part of the island nation. The plant recently opened again a few months ago to meet the rising demand for hardware vendors, especially tablets.

"They offered a great compensation package if you want to retire early voluntarily," said company spokeswoman on Wednesday(09/21/2011). Factories in Taiwan is only a small facility that dimilikQuanta. All the previous factory in China with total employees65,000 people.

Factories in Taiwan was closed several years due to cost of laboris much cheaper in China. However, the plant was reactivated in early 2011 in anticipation of market demand. One of them, demand the production of consumer tablet Playbook magnitude Research InMotion (RIM).

Taiwan local media on Wednesday, calling that a reduction by halfof employees in Taiwan are due to sluggish sales of tablet PlayBook. RIM sold only 200,000 units in the second quarter of 2011 is much smaller than estimates by analysts to reach 700,000 units.

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