Western Digital Reduces Workforce in S’pore

By Julian Matthews

May 21, 1998 (KUALA LUMPUR) — Western Digital Corp. has laid off 439 employees from its disk drive plant in Chai Chee, Singapore, the company announced in a statement last week (May 14). From Malaysia

The cuts were in response to the oversupply conditions and fierce pricing pressures affecting the company and the industry globally, said Vince Mastropietro, managing director of Western Digital (S) Pte Ltd.

“The headcount reduction is a direct and unfortunate consequence of the reductions in our production over the last several months,” he said.

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