EAST Antrim Alliance Assembly member Sean Neeson deeply regrets the decision by Solectron to close its Carrickfergus factory.
Mr Neeson stated:
“Solectron have been a major provider for Nortel and this new factory in Carrickfergus was expected to deal with, what was then, expanding demand for products from Nortel. Although there was a decline, the latest figures showed that Nortel were beginning to re-emerge from their past problems and the demand for their products globally has begun to increase.
“I am mystified as to why Solectron has taken this decision and I will be seeking an urgent meeting with Finance Minister Ian Pearson to discuss this and other job losses in the area.”