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Fujitsu: Forty jobs to go as Japanese firm closes Antrim IT centre

Japanese IT firm Fujitsu is to close its maintenance and repair centre in Antrim with the loss of forty jobs.

The company employs more than 800 people across Northern Ireland.

It said that following a review it will transfer work to Belfast and Solihull, England.

A spokesperson said: "As a result of this decision, regrettably 40 employees at our Antrim facility have been put on notice that their jobs are at risk of redundancy, triggering a formal consultation period with all affected employees and their representatives.

"With the movement of this work to other company locations and a range of separate vacancies elsewhere in the organisation locally, Fujitsu will be making every effort to minimise the number of redundancies as a result of this decision.

"The various relocation and redeployment opportunities will be discussed with all affected employees over the coming days and weeks.

"Fujitsu has operated successfully in Northern Ireland for over 40 years and its core services and expertise remain of paramount importance to the wider Fujitsu Group.

"The operations in Northern Ireland will continue to play a key role in servicing the higher value needs of our customers across the Europe, Middle East, India & Africa (EMEIA) region and also in meeting the needs of a strong NI customer base.

"This continued commitment to Northern Ireland also includes exploring how we can utilise our local expertise to successfully build on our recent global investments in R&D."

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