Dell Plans To Close Austin Factory, Fire 900
Dell announced that that around 800 or 900 jobs will be erased from its black book as the company intends to shut down its plant in Austin by January 2009.
April 1, 2008
“We expect that these actions, along with the continuing rigor we’re applying to operating expense control throughout our operations, will result in an improved, world-class cost structure,” said Don Carty, Dell’s vice chairman and CFO.
“We believe we have a $3 billion opportunity to drive both productivity and efficiency,” added Michael Dell, Dell’s chairman and CEO. “We’ve analyzed the business and opportunity, so we know – without question – where our priorities should be. And as we’ve reignited growth in our business, we’re taking deliberate steps across the company to improve our competitive position.”
But rest assured, that's not all on Dell's agenda. The company's master plan is much wider than just one plant. Dell intends to cut its workforce (and therefore, its expenses) by at least 8,800. At present time, the counter points at 3,200, so don't hurry up and apply over there for a job. If might be a too short experience to be worth it.