Flextronics to lay off 600 in Hungary
Dec 29, 2006
U.S. electronics-maker Flextronics will lay off 600 workers from a plant in the northeastern Hungarian town of Nyiregyhaza, Hungarian media said Thursday.
Andras Gonczi, director of the county labor center, said Flextronics will reduce the number of workers by 600 in January, due to changes in orders and seasonal workloads, the Hungarian news agency MTI reported.
The Flextronics plant in Nyiregyhaza employs 2,000 workers. It is obligated to have 1,000 workers through an agreement with the government.
Early this year, the company officials said they intended to reduce the plant's labor force by 950 people but new production orders led to 300 people being laid off. Then in July, a large order led to hiring 1,000 workers.
Flextronics has four other plants in Hungary and operates in 29 other countries.