East Antrim MLA Seán Neeson stated: “These jobs are highly skilled and well paid. Their loss will hit the community extremely hard.
“This announcement is very tough on those affected and their families. Now is not a good time to be looking for work and I would call on the relevant Stormont Ministers to put in place measures to support those facing redundancy.
“East Antrim has had an extremely tough time in recent months, with a number of redundancies being made at other companies too. The Stormont Executive must not sit on its hands during this difficult period – we need radical thought to produce a sustainable approach to addressing the downturn.”