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St. Pete-based tech giant to lay off more than 200 in California

Jabil Inc. will cut staffing levels at two manufacturing facilities in Northern California in early March.

  • By Louis Llovio
  • | 5:45 p.m. March 2, 2023
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Jabil Inc. designs and manufactures components for a wide range of industries.
Jabil Inc. designs and manufactures components for a wide range of industries.
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Jabil Inc., one of the largest companies in the Tampa Bay region, has notified California officials that it is cutting more than 200 jobs just a few months after temporarily shuttering several plants in the state and laying off more than 1,000 employees during the holiday season.

According to two letters sent to the state, this time the layoffs will be permanent.

Jabil, a technology component manufacturer, says in the pair of letters that the affected employees work at two facilities in the northern part of the state and will be let go March 7.

In all, 39 people losing their jobs work at a plant at 122 Lindbergh Ave., Livermore, and 166 people work at plant at 4050 Technology Place, Fremont.

“All affected employees have been notified of their separation date and that this action will be permanent,” the letter says.

In a statement, the company says "based on a change in customer demand and business needs, Jabil had to make the difficult decision to reduce the number of employees at the" two sites.

"Jabil is committed to supporting impacted employees with severance benefits, COBRA subsidy and outplacement assistance," the statement says. "Employees are also encouraged to apply for open positions within the company or externally."

The two facilities, according to the company’s website, specialize in “precision machining, mechanical assembly and clean room assembly for the semiconductor, aerospace and medical machined component industries.”

The letters were sent to meet WARN Notice requirements. Federal law requires companies to provide states with Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification notices when making job cuts.

Jabil, which has global operations in 30 countries, designs and manufactures components for a wide range of industries, including health care, automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics and telecommunications. In December it reported net revenue of $9.6 billion for the first quarter of fiscal year. It reported $33.5 billion in revenue in 2022.

In November, the company told California that it was laying off 1,364 employees in the state and closing six plants for the final week to 10 days of the year.

At the time, the company issued a statement saying that “every year, during the holiday seasons, we enact temporary site closures across multiple sites. This is a normal course of business this time of year when production schedules are favorable.”



Louis Llovio

Louis Llovio is the deputy managing editor at the Business Observer. Before going to work at the Observer, the longtime business writer worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Maryland Daily Record and for the Baltimore Sun Media Group. He lives in Tampa.

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