Several from EPC being walked out either at the end of Dec '19 or Jan '20 or quitting ahead of time. Rumors of a major re-org to hit in Jan '20. Can anyone share more detail?
Topics regarding layoffs at First Solar Inc.
Doesn't solar cause global warming? It keeps the sunlight on earth that would otherwise reflect back to space, When the electricity is used from that solar power, it heats the earth. No more solar power!
More layoffs coming for the EPC sector?
The Outlook for FS looks bleak. Silicon Technology announcing efficiency improvements. Series 6 not scaling from dot cell. Proposed 18% efficiency not going to happen.
There are more leaving by the end of the year as well. And rumor has it the there are some more unannounced layoffs coming in January. For those of us that are left, hang onto you seats, here it comes again.
with "meaningful" sales of the series 6 pushed out to 2019, that leaves at least a 2-1/2+ year void to fill.... that's a long time for those who remain to participate in a rewarding career..... get out now before you rot and your career passes you... — read more
Most managers are using the excuse that "they haven't received the list" or "they had nothing to do with the list" or "there are multiple lists and they do not know which one they will be told to implement".... very cowardly excuses, but not... — read more
I am one of the associates whose job was terminated from the Perrysburg, Ohio plant. I believe 450 total cuts from my facility. There is no severance, but we do, however, recieve our normal wages until the end of January with benefits until that time... — read more
Heard that it's not company policy to give severance packages. Is this true? It's just shameful. Specially if they will be laying off so many people. How do they expect us to find another job? Does anyone know will this time be different?
Not a rumor, info from a reliable source - all sites will be impacted. This is huge, they will be laying off the manufacturing stuff mostly, but expect big cuts in support and administration as well. Wish you luck, all.
They have just announced, and it's worse then any of the rumors we have been hearing these days. It's official, 1600 jobs to be cut. That's more than 25 percent of global workforce. Still cannot believe. They declined to answer if this is a temporary... — read more
Got news that FSLR in Perrysburg was shutting down to go to a new series module and is going to can 500 people -
50+ talented people are shown door by Mark Widmar and team. Reason ?? Business is not growing. International projects are dragging for years. Domestic market is shrinking due to too many players from Europe and Asia capturing market at price that can... — read more
heard rumors about q1, cannot confirm it but that what's being discussed next to the water cooler nowdays
First Solar is making photovoltaic modules designed for large scale, grid connected and off grid solar power plants.