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Brooks Automation plans 5 percent staff reduction

14 February 2008 | By Síle Mc Mahon | Recruitment News

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In its recent financial results release, Brooks Automation’s CEO Robert J. Lepofsky announced the company’s intention to cut 5% of its workforce by March 1st. With a current staff of approximately 1,900, this announcement will see almost 100 job losses, but will mean accrued savings of between $12 and 15 million for the company. 

Mr. Lepofsky also hinted that there could be further job cuts during the year, in a further effort to reorganize management and cut costs.

“We have also identified the potential that will accrue from additional reductions that will be made throughout the balance of the calendar year as we continue to transition to new and more effective ways of working inside Brooks,” said Lepofsky in the company’s latest earnings call.

By Síle Mc Mahon

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