JOBS at a Borders factory will “reluctantly” be cut, according to a company president. 

Earlier today, the Border Telegraph reported that Plexus could be cutting up to 60 jobs at its Kelso site.

Ronnie Darroch, Plexus president for the region of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has confirmed that the company will be making the “necessary” step to “reduce our workforce”.

“We remain committed to our long-term presence in Scotland and we take this measure reluctantly as it will affect our loyal and hardworking team members,” said Mr Darroch.

“Unfortunately delays in new program ramps have meant it is necessary to reduce our workforce at this time to match the current level of demand.” 

A Plexus spokesperson added: “Plexus will actively support affected staff with re-employment opportunities (help with CVs, interviewing, job placement facilitation workshops, swift references and briefs to recruitment agencies).”

According to the spokesperson, the 30-day consultation period began today (February 26).

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