Layoffs to hit another Dell plant

A North Carolina facility is expected to be affected by the company's cost-cutting moves, though Dell isn't saying how many jobs are being cut.

An assembly plant in North Carolina will be next on Dell's streak of cost-cutting moves resulting in layoffs.

Dell is laying off workers, but the company will not give the total number and location of all employees affected. Dell did confirm that some of those affected are from the Winston-Salem, N.C., plant.

These layoffs are just the latest in a string of job cuts at the PC maker over the last year. The company laid out a goal in 2008 to cut its costs by $3 billion , which has resulted in plant closings and manufacturing being outsourced to third-parties. Dell CFO Brian Gladden said during the company's most recent earnings announcement that Dell intends to increase its savings by an additional $1 billion by 2011, which he did not deny would include additional layoffs.

Preceding Wednesday's North Carolina plant news, Dell said in early January that its Limerick, Ireland, plant would shed 1,900 jobs starting in April and manufacturing would be moved to its Poland plant and third-party contractors.

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