Ericsson laying off more in RTP

June 9, 2009 5:07:11 AM PDT
Ericsson, a Swedish cell phone company that once employed 1,800 people at a RTP plant, is laying off more workers.According to the News & Observer, the company is laying off 167 workers by the end of that year. That will leave less than two dozen employees at the plant.

Ericsson said it notified employees more than a month ago. The workers will leave in phases between Aug. 7 and Dec. 31.

The company said it is consolidating operations because of declining sales.