Unofficial news has been circulating that Western Digital (formerly KOMAG Kuching) factory in Sama Jaya Free Industrial Zone in Kuching is winding down. Closing down. Close shop. Tutup kedai. Gulung tikar.
The winding down process will takes about 3 months from now and by late March 2009, expect their gates and facilities to be in total state of shutdown.
The winding down of Western Digital factory in Kuching will resulted in another 1,000 jobless people.
* Jan 25, 2009: Hitachi - Western Digital deal off
In March 2008, Western Digital (WD) said that it will cut about 800 employees from its global workforce of 42,500. The reduction is said to be primarily a result of a restructuring following the acquisition of disk maker Komag. 770 people in Malaysia and "approximately" 30 in the San Jose, California, will lose their jobs, WD stated. This news is now turning into a nightmare for the 1,000 employees in WD Kuching.
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