It is understood that document management giant Xerox is reviewing its Blanchardstown, Dublin, operations where some 1,260 people are employed.
The review, a spokesperson claimed, is part of a continuous evaluation of the company’s business in Ireland and focuses on some and not all of the processes conducted in Dublin.
The Blanchardstown operation focuses on sales and marketing activities as well as being Xerox’s European Welcome Centre for customer care and technical support.
The company also operates a manufacturing operation in Dundalk, Co Louth, employing a further 377 people. In total Xerox employs 1,717 people in Ireland. The spokesperson emphasised that the Dundalk operation does not fall under the review.
The review of the Dublin operation has just commenced and is expected to conclude in the early months of 2007.
A spokesperson told siliconrepublic.com: “It is normal business practice for any company to evaluate on a continuous basis ways in which it can maximise efficiency and improve value to its customers.
“As part of this continuous evaluation, Xerox is reviewing some of its activities in Ballycoolin. However, this review – scheduled to be completed during the first few months of 2007 – is in its early stages and it would be speculative and far too premature to comment now on its conclusions or any impact they may or may not have on our Ballycoolin operations.
“It is always our policy to communicate fully with our employees regarding changes that may affect them. This will very much be the case with this review, once the conclusions are known and any potential impact assessed,” the spokesperson said.
By John Kennedy