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Jabil losing ground back home
American EMS-provider Jabil, has closed its facility in Tempe, Arizona – affecting more than 700 workers.
The decision to close is said to have come due to a decreasing demand of the facilities services. The company will spread the operations carried out at the Tempe facility to its other facilities. “Demand from our Tempe customers has decreased for some and cost pressures have incented other business to lower cost geographies,” Jabil spokeswoman Beth Walters told the Phoenix Business Journal. Many of the affected employees will be offered to relocate to positions at other Jabil locations, and all of the workers have the opportunity apply for any of the company’s open positions elsewhere, Beth Walters, told azcentral.