March 27, 2009

Plantronics to close plant, cut 670 jobs

Plantronics Inc. plans to cut about 670 positions and close its manufacturing plant in Suzhou, China to improve profitability of its Bluetooth headset product line, the company said Thursday.

Santa Cruz[,Calif.]-based Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) said it will outsource production of Bluetooth headsets to an existing supplier in China, where most of the job cuts will take place.

Source:Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal

January 15, 2009

Plantronics to layoff 18% of global work force

Filed under: Electronics,worldwide — 7macaw @ 7:59 am
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Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) will lay off 18 percent of its worldwide work force, cut management salaries and reduce other operating expenses, company officials announced today. Company officials did not release details about the timing or location of the layoffs.

Plantronics is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and marketer of lightweight communications headsets, telephone headset systems, and accessories for the business and consumer markets. It is headquartered in Santa Cruz.

Source: San Jose Mercury News

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