Tuesday, January 31, 2012
DEN BOSCH – At office automation company Ricoh in Den Bosch 140 to 150 people will lose their current job.
The company expects though that forty vacancies may be filled by the people now losing their current job. This was announced by the company on Tuesday afternoon. Earlier on Tuesday, they still spoke about 100 layoffs.According to CEO Carol Dona, the cause is the decreasing printing and copying market. People print less and less as more and more companies are switching to the use of tablet PCs like the iPad.Ricoh is still not prepared enough for that, but with the forty jobs the company wants to make the transition to digitization.At Ricoh Netherlands in Den Bosch 1443 people are working. With the trade unions will be talked Wednesday about a social plan, which will include agreements a. o. on the settlement for the personnel who lose their job.The Japanese company announced already last year that it would scrap ten percent of the jobs worldwide. At that time it was claimed that it would have no direct consequences for Ricoh Netherlands.Source: Omroep Brabant