Wednesday, December 16, 2009

700 Dell workers To Go with VSS

All is still not that well. Dell Malaysia is letting some 700 workers go via a voluntary separation scheme (VSS) exercise.

According to a report by The Star newspaper, the 700 include those in the operator, supervisory and managerial positions at its Bukit Minyak plant here.

Dell corporate communication senior manager Jasmine Begum said the VSS scheme was being implemented because Dell was transferring the division that manufactured notebooks for Latin America, Canada and US markets to the group’s global manufacturing network.

“This means that the Bukit Minyak plant will only manufacture notebooks, desktops and servers for the South Asian and Australian markets,” she said.

The move would enable Dell Malaysia to be more cost-effective in its operations, reduce delivery time and enhance the quality of the products manufactured, Begum said.