Fairchild Semiconductor will close its West Jordan facility in an effort to cut costs and restructure its supply chain, the company announced Monday.
A spokesman for the San Jose, Calif.-based chipmaker would not reveal how many people are employed at the West Jordan facility, but the company is cutting about 1,350 jobs worldwide as it closes facilities in West Jordan, Malaysia and South Korea. The closures, which will happen between the second and fourth quarters 2015, amount to 15 percent of Fairchild's 9,000-person workforce.
Employees in West Jordan were informed last week of the closure. Some employees may be offered positions within the company, but many will receive a compensation package and be out of a job, said Fairchild spokesman Bruce Fienberg.