The South Antrim MLA said: “I am deeply worried by this news. Wrightbus is a very important part of the local economy in County Antrim.
“The news of these job losses is a devastating blow. This is an extremely difficult time to be searching for alternative employment and many families in the area will be hit very hard by this announcement.
“The jobs being cut at Wrightbus are highly paid, highly skilled posts. The effects of the economic downturn continues to reverberate across Northern Ireland – we need to see decisive action from the Stormont Executive to address this massive problem.”