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Freescale‚??s East Kilbride site set to close next year

17 October 2008 | By Syanne Olson | Recruitment News

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It was announced today by Freescale Semiconductor that its East Kilbride site is set to cease operations by the middle of next year. Previous reports in 2007 speculated that the company would look into trying to find a buyer for the plant in order to try and diffuse the need for redundancy at its plant. However, it announced in May of this year that a potential buyer could not be found.

The East Kilbride Mail reported today that Freescale had issued a statement saying, “We have entered into a formal 30 day consultation process to discuss a small reduction to our number of staff. No one is being made redundant at the moment. We can't draw any conclusions until the consultation period is over.”

There has been no formal announcement of how many employees could potentially become redundant, but Freescale employs about 2,000 employees at its site with around 800 of those workers facing a possible lay-off.

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