Staff at Molex are hopeful 100 posts can be maintained at its Shannon plant.
*Cllr Tony O’Brien. Photograph: Martin Connolly Older employees at Molex may not reap as many benefits as their younger colleagues in the skills audit that is to be carried out among its Shannon workforce, an East Clare councillor has warned.
*Pat Breen. Photograph: Arthur Ellis Clare does not need to apply for a EU globalisation fund in light of accumulated job losses throughout the county, Junior Minister Pat Breen has stated.
500 pending job losses in Shannon with next year’s closure of Molex may be just the beginning according to Joe Robbins who is of the view Brexit will hurt employment in the Mid-West.
A steering group has been established to coordinate jobs losses at Molex in Shannon over the next year.
Molex has announced it will be closing its Shannon facility by the end of 2020, subject to an employee consultation process resulting in the loss of 500 jobs.
Management at Molex Shannon have called staff to a meeting this afternoon (Tuesday) with hundreds of jobs feared to be on the line.