Nypro says all well de­spite 70 lay-offs

May 1998

Bray People - - NEWS -

THE RE­CENT lay off of 70 work­ers from their jobs at the Nypro plant in Bray does not re­flect any ma­jor dif­fi­culty at the comp­nay, a spokesman said this week.

Con­firm­ing the job losses, he said ti had been nec­es­sary to let the work­ers go be­cause a ma­jor con­tract with a large cus­tomer had re­cently come to an end and had not been re­placed by an­other.

It was an­tic­i­pated, how­ever, that the com­pany would be build­ing up its work­force again in the short to medium term fu­ture as new business came in, with pri­or­ity be­ing given to re-re­cruit­ing those work­ers who were re­cently laid off.

Ef­forts were also be­ing made to spread the com­pany’s range of cus­tomers in a bid to lessen its de­pen­dency on par­tic­u­lar con­tracts.

For­merly part of the So­lus em­pire, Nypro was es­tab­lished as a sep­a­rate com­pany in 1982, spe­cial­is­ing in plas­tic in­jec­tion mould­ing, sup­ply­ing com­po­nents to man­u­fac­tur­ing cus­tomers.

Although em­ploy­ment num­bers have fluc­tu­ated over the years, the un­der­ly­ing trend has been up­wards, with the work­force grow­ing from 63 in 1982 to a cur­rent to­toal of just over 300.

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