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Workers at the Sharp site in Llay near Wrexham have begun a consultation as 250 permanent jobs are set to go. The announcement was made yesterday as the company looks to cut back its solar panel operation.
There was more bad news for the town today though, as confirmation that a further two hundred and thirty posts would be going from the First Milk factory on the outskirts of Wrexham. Rob Shelley reports.
The Unite Union will today start consultations with electronics giants Sharp after the firm's announcement it'll stop making solar panels at its factory in Wrexham.
Bosses have blamed "unavoidable market conditions" for their decision.
Two hundred and fifty posts will be shed. It also won't renew around 350 agency workers' contracts.
Microwave ovens will still be made there.
Economy Minister Edwina Hart says the announcement of job losses at Sharp's Wrexham factory is "very worrying" so close to Christmas.
In a statement, Sharp said the planned closure will take place by the end of February and will result in up to 250 redundancies. It said the decision was part of "structural reforms" and maintaining capacity of Wrexham's solar production was "unsustainable."
It's been confirmed 250 jobs are to go at the Sharp factory in Wrexham. The company says it's cutting its solar panel operation but will continue to produce microwave ovens at the site. It added that the decision was difficult to make.