Midwest devastated by losses

Confirmation that 1,900 people will lose their jobs in Dell’s Limerick base has dealt a catastrophic blow to the area

10th January, 2009

Dell workers arrived at the company ’s Limerick headquarters in Raheen in the freezing cold last Thursday morning, hoping for the best but expecting the worst.

Shortly after 9am, the news - anticipated for months - was finally confirmed. Dell would be making 1,900 people redundant, as well as moving its manufacturing division to Poland and other countries. Four hundred and fifty people would lose their jobs by the end of April, with the...

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