Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Dell closes NC plant, lays off 900 workers

I am sure the politicians who claimed credit for "creating" these jobs will RUSH forth and hold a news conference to bravely take credit for "destroying" the same jobs. Maybe Phil Bredesen can give them some pointers about holding the news conference...oh wait..

Dell plans to close its computer manufacturing plant in Winston-Salem by January, and lay off 905 employees.

Dell opened the assembly plant in 2005 and was offered a massive incentives package valued at $305 million if it met hiring and investment goals. The project was seen as a major economic development victory by supporters and a huge waste of taxpayer money by critics.

About 600 workers at the plant will be let go next month, Dell announced this afternoon. The rest will be out of work by early next year.