Modus Link sheds 37 jobs

Modus Link, based in Kildare Town, has confirmed it is shedding 37 the positions with immediate effect, writes Lisa Deeney.

Modus Link, based in Kildare Town, has confirmed it is shedding 37 the positions with immediate effect, writes Lisa Deeney.

Staff were officially informed yesterday afternoon. It will leave a remaining workforce of 211.

A ModusLink spokesperson said the redundancies are in response to a change in market dynamics, with a shift to digital, rather than physical, supply chain management.

“We looked for redundancies and the majority of these are voluntary. A total of 37 positions are being eliminated and this will take place in a staged process through February, March and April. Most of the employees affected by the reduction perform a variety of operations functions, both indirect and direct labor, as well as some management staff,” a statement to the Leader said.

“Modus Link routinely seeks ways to improve the efficiency of our operations on behalf of our clients. These actions in Kildare are being taken so that we are staffed appropriately in response to constantly changing market dynamics, including lower client volumes and a shift to digital rather than physical fulfillment of products such as software,” it added.

At the time of going to press the Leader could not contact the trade union at the company.

Local councillor Tony O’Donnell said he was surprised by the cuts. “Modus Link has always been a good employer in the town for a long number of years. I am surpised. I thought they were weathering the recession pretty well. It’s not good news and I hope the jobs remaining are safe,” he said.