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Hi-fi company confirms job losses

Technology company, Dolby Laboratories, has confirmed that 60 people will lose their jobs when they close their manufacturing operation in Wiltshire.

The company, which provides products for the cinema industry, is closing the manufacturing arm of its UK operation in Wootton Bassett in April.

It blamed "changing market conditions" for its decision to close the site which employs 170 people.

Dolby say other business activities at the site will be not be affected.

A spokesman for the company said: "A review of our manufacturing facilities in the UK and the USA identified that because of changing market conditions, we will have too much manufacturing capacity.

"Having concluded a comprehensive consultation process with our UK employees, the proposal to close our UK manufacturing operation at Wootton Bassett and consolidate manufacturing operations at a single facility has been accepted."



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