Listen: Local Cllr. & North Kildare Chamber Of Commerce Respond To The Loss Of C.500 Jobs At HP Inc., Leixlip.
Hewlett Packard Inc has confirmed it's closing its global print business at Leixlip in County Kildare.
A statement from the company says it's 'likely' that close to 500 employees will be affected, and lose their jobs over the next 12 months.
It says the decision is not a reflection on employees here or on the Leixlip site's performance.
The company also says Ireland will remain a key market for HP, where they will maintain sales operations for Printing and Personal Systems business.
Alan Shine, CEO of the North Kildare Chamber of Commerce, and Ind. Celbridge/Leixlip Municipal District Cllr., Bernard Caldwell, who is at the site, joined Shane Beatty on Kildare Today within the last few moments to give their reactions to the news