S-A Cuts 1,300 at Mexican Plant


Cable-equipment maker Scientific-Atlanta Inc. announced Wednesday that it has
cut about 1,300 jobs at its Juarez, Mexico, plant, eliminating about 30 percent
of its work force there, AP reports.

The vendor said reduced demand for its products forced the cuts. The company
also said it was evaluating the need for further job cuts.

In October 2001, S-A shut down its last American plant -- a facility in
Norcross, Ga., that made transmission equipment -- and moved the work to two
plants in Juarez.