Fu­jitsu to cut 1800 jobs in UK

The Myanmar Times - - International Business -

JA­PANESE IT gi­ant Fu­jitsu is plan­ning to cut up to 1800 jobs in Bri­tain as part of a re­struc­tur­ing pro­gram.

Fu­jitsu said the plan was to stream­line its op­er­a­tions and make it more com­pet­i­tive in a global in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy mar­ket.

The lay­offs amount to around 13 per­cent of its work­force in Bri­tain and Ire­land, where it claims to be the big­gest Ja­panese em­ployer with some 14,000 staff.

Fu­jitsu in­sisted the an­nounce­ment was not linked to Bri­tain’s vote in June to leave the Eu­ro­pean Union.

The pro­gram will en­able Fu­jitsu to “bet­ter sup­port cus­tomers in the era of dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion”, the com­pany said in a state­ment.

A spokesper­son told AFP that no jobs would go be­fore 2017 and Fu­jitsu would be able to give clearer de­tails on job losses next year.

Shares in Fu­jitsu soared last week on news it was con­sid­er­ing merg­ing its strug­gling per­sonal com­puter divi­sion with China’s Len­ovo, the world’s big­gest PC maker.

Ja­panese per­sonal com­puter mak­ers have been scal­ing back their busi­nesses as con­sumers move to mo­bile de­vices to check email or use the web. –

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