Philips Healthcare to lay off 340 workers
About 10 percent of the total workforce at the Philips Healthcare plant in Best will lose their jobs.26 November 2008
NORTH BRABANT – At least 340 jobs will be scrapped at the Philips Healthcare plant in Best in the province of North Brabant.
The job losses - 10 percent of the total workforce in Best - will affect both production staff and management. One hundred people will be made redundant in the short term.
The cuts are part of a global restructuring programme which will lead to the loss of 1,600 jobs as a reaction to the economic slowdown.
Philips medical systems division has been hit hard by the weakening global economy.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]