Apple Supplier Jabil To Close Silicon Valley Site, Impacting Nearly 300 Employees

Jabil Inc., a manufacturer for tech giants like Apple Inc., is closing one of its Silicon Valley sites and laying off or transferring hundreds of local employees as business slows.

The St. Petersburg, Florida-based electronics manufacturer and contractor is closing its Silver Creek facility in San Jose, affecting 298 total employees, the company confirmed to the Silicon Valley Business Journal on Tuesday. The site at 6375 San Ignacio Ave. supports Jabil’s R&D teams and houses metalwork, wafer-handling and design, as well as manufacturing and integration tools.

Jabil spokesperson Michelle Smith told the Business Journal that 150 employees will be laid off while 148 will be transferred, along with several lines of business, to the company’s other San Jose facility, Great Oaks, as well as its Fremont site. Terminations will begin June 4 and continue through June 30.

“This is an isolated closure, due to the softening demand and slow recovery in the semi-cap market,” Smith said in an email to the Business Journal, referring to the semiconductor capital equipment sector. “We do not expect additional closures related to this situation.”

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