Apple supplier to lay off over 400 workers

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/02/12
By: Jiang Ming-yan and Frances Huang 

Taipei, Feb. 12 (CNA) Career Technology (Mfg.) Co., a supplier of flexible printed circuit boards (FPCBs) to Apple Inc., has decided to lay off more than 400 employees later this month.

Speaking to CNA on Monday, a Career official said the company will lay off 434 workers at its plant in Guanyin District in Taoyuan on Feb. 21 because of deteriorating market conditions that have left Career no choice but to scale back its workforce.

After the layoffs, Career will maintain 200-300 employees at its Guanyin plant, while its 2,000 employees at its Shulin plant in New Taipei will remain unscathed.

Career also has three plants in China’s Kunshan, Suzhou and Shenzhen, but no workforce reductions are planned at those locations, either, the company said.

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