Memories, 1993: New jobs start in December

THE first of the 600 workers at the new AST Research Inc plant at Plassey will be recruited in December it was learned today.

THE first of the 600 workers at the new AST Research Inc plant at Plassey will be recruited in December it was learned today.

Start-up preparations are going ahead immediately under the supervision of a special European task-force attached to the company. Production will start in January.

The US company is the sixth largest of its kind in the world, and it will be located at Plassey.

Initial production will be 500,000 computer a year.

Jim Forquer, senior vice -president of world-wide operations with AST Research Inc, told the Limerick Leader that he expected recruiting to begin in December.

Speaking from London, he said: “I do not have a fixed date for advertising the jobs - so far, I have not one Irish employee, and until I have one, it would be difficult to make an exact prediction.”