Fujitsu closing Rockland office, laying off 77 workers

By John Golden

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Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., a developer of fiber optic communication equipment, will lay off 77 employees in May when it closes its New York office at 2 Blue Hill Plaza in Pearl River, the company notified state Labor Department officials this week.

The layoffs will take effect in the first two weeks of May.

A spokeswoman at Fujitsu Network Communications headquarters in Richardson, Texas, said the company is consolidating its hardware development functions “to enhance collaboration and realize cost efficiencies.” Some of the functional responsibilities and jobs currently at the Pearl River office will be relocated to the Texas facility and others will be shifted to Fujitsu’s development facility in India, she said.

“This is part of an overall plan already in place to meet changing market demands,” said Susan Dianto at Fujitsu.






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John Golden
The Business Journal’s senior writer, John Golden directs news coverage of the county and Hudson Valley region as Westchester bureau chief. He was an award-winning upstate columnist and feature writer before joining the Business Journal in 2007. He is the author of “Northern Drift: Sketches on the New York Frontier,” a collection of his regional journalism.