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Testing times for Dell staff

When the German firm Krups closed its factory in Limerick in 1999, a joke circulated in the city that the company’s 500 staff would go from ‘‘hell to Dell’’.

9th June, 2007

When the German firm Krups closed its factory in Limerick in 1999, a joke circulated in the city that the company’s 500 staff would go from ‘‘hell to Dell’’.

The closure of Krups, which employed 1,500 people at its peak, was a massive setback for Limerick, but the computer maker provided an important safety net for the laid-off workers.

So the plan by Dell to cut 8,800 employees worldwide - 10 per...

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