Solectron seeks 800 workers for Romanian factory, says reportLONDON Electronic manufacturing services provider Solectron Corp. wants to add 800 workers to the payroll at its factory in Timisoara, Romania, over the next three months according to a Ziarul Financiar report. The factory currently has 2,400 full-time staff and 800 temporary contract workers, the report said.
The Timisoara plant handles 35 percent of Solectron's European output the report referenced Fabrice Gomez, general manager of the factory in Romania, as saying. In the 2006 financial year, which ended Aug. 31, that output amounted to $1.5 billion, the report added.
The demand for new employees is a result of an increase in orders and, in particular, a contract signed with a telecommunications company which wanted to transfer production from Asia to Europe to support speedy delivery in Europe.
Solectron (Milpitas, Calif.) expanded in Romania last year with the addition of 50 engineers in an R&D department that help to design products for customers who will eventually brand Solectron manufactured goods as their own.
"Timisoara is strategically important to Solectron's worldwide operations," the report quoted Gomez as saying.