Internal restructuring
Southern and Eastern; Dublin;
Location of affected unit(s)
Dublin and Athlone
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.3 - Manufacture of communication equipment

130 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
5 October 2017
Employment effect (start)
5 October 2017
Foreseen end date


Telecoms manufacturer Ericsson is planning to reduce its workforce in Ireland by up to 130, through a voluntary redundancy scheme. The company is restructuring across its global operations and is seeking to reduce its staff numbers, mainly at its Dublin-based services campus. Ericsson said it may redeploy some staff to other parts of its operation where possible. It said it was committed to research and development work in Ireland and will keep its workforce in Ireland at 1,200. It currently employs 1,400 across its Dublin and Athlone campuses. Last year Ericsson announced it was reducing its Dublin staff by 59 on account of a cost and efficency programme. The SIPTU union represents some Ericsson staff. 



Eurofound (2017), Ericsson, Internal restructuring in Ireland, factsheet number 92225, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92225.