Flextronics to consolidate Texas plants, shift focus to Austin
Flextronics International Ltd. is is set to lay off workers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and shift its operational focus to its Austin facility.
According to a WARN letter filed with the Texas Workforce Commission, the Singapore-based electronics manufacturing and assembly company, will lay off 168 employees at its Plano plant. The company is consolidating two Texas sites, and the layoffs will come in phases between October and the end of the year.
“We regret the need to take this action as it is always difficult to initiate a mass layoff,” Maureen Armstrong, Flextronics human resources manager, said in the letter. “This decision was not taken lightly and is the direct result of a change in Flextronics’ strategy to consolidate our Plano-TX Global Operations Group into our Austin-TX Global operations Group.”
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Flextronics operates the largest manufacturing facility in the Austin region, according to the ABJ Book of Lists, with 570,000 square feet of manufacturing space — and a total of 1.35 million square feet of space — with 2,800 local employees.
All affected North Texas employees have been notified and are eligible to receive a severance package, the company said in the letter. Some workers could be placed at other company sites, Flextronics said.