M'sia untouched by Fujitsu job cuts

Fujitsu's worldwide restructuring exercise, which involves a 10 percent cut in its workforce will not affect its Malaysian operations.

KUALA LUMPUR--Fujitsu's worldwide restructuring exercise, which involves a 10 percent cut in its workforce will not affect its Malaysian operations.

Fujitsu Malaysia senior vice-president Molly Loh said: "There is no indication at the moment that the restructuring will affect us. As the Malaysian operations are doing well, I don't think it will happen to us."

She said the company's local telecommunications and IT divisions were faring well, adding it was in the midst of tying up more business in the software and services sector but declined to reveal any details.

Fujitsu is the world's third biggest flash memory chipmaker and the second largest PC maker in Japan.

The company had stated recently that it would have to cut 16,400 jobs and close a number of manufacturing plants around the world to face the slump in the global electronic market

Loh was speaking to reporters after the launch of Fujitsu's global infrastructure service called InfraCare which will support end users in over 100 countries and give Fujitsu customers a single point of contact on all matters relating to infrastructure support.

Malaysia will be the regional support center, which according to Fujitsu global services senior director Ted Devlin, creates more job opportunities in the country.

The company has invested between RM2 million and RM3 million into the hub, called the Asia Enterprise Management Center.

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