Author: MNI Alive Media | Date: 12 February 2019
Jaro Electronics Ltd., located at the C.A. Paul Southwell Industrial Site in St Kitts and Nevis have agreed to take on the employees of Lutron Liamuiga when that facility closes its doors on March 01, 2019.
Lutron has been operating in the Federation of St Kitts and Nevs for over 31 years.
This announcement came to light on Monday, February 11th by Senior Minister and Minister of Labour, the Honourable Vance Amory, as he was addressing employees of Lutron Liamuiga during a visit to the facility, as part of a planned tour of the different manufacturing plants in St. Kitts.
Minister Amory during his presentation to the staff indicated that the opportunity presented by Jaro Electronics is available to any Lutron employee desirous of a continued career in the manufacturing sector.
It was revealed that 53 of the 59 workers currently employed at Lutron Liamuiga have accepted the offer to work at Jaro Electronics.
Prime Minister of St Kitts & Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris also expressed his satisfaction with Jaro’s decision. PM Harris stated that what is important to his Cabinet is that there will be no displacement of workers as a result of the imminent closure of Lutron Liamuiga.
He added, “This also speaks to the robust growth of Jaro, which is clearly in an expansive mode. Jaro has an employee base of over 320 employees and so when it would have absorbed those from Lutron, we are looking at close to 400 persons being employed there.”
Lutron disclosed that its decision to close its factory in St. Kitts is due to “the United States Government’s regulatory changes made in 2007, leading to a decrease in the demand for its [Lutron Liamuiga’s] products.”