Jobs at threat as Vitec Videocom plans Costa Rica move

VITEC Videocom, Bury St Edmunds Vitec Videocom plans to move work to Costa Rica

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Jobs are expected to go at a media company in Suffolk after Vitec Videocom announced plans to transfer work to Central America within the next year.

The company, which makes products for broadcasting and film, said it wanted to move some of its assembly work to its facility in Costa Rica.

A spokesperson said the company employed about 220 people in Bury St Edmunds but did not know how many would be affected by the changes.

A staff consultation is under way.

Paul Watson, general manager of camera supports and accessories, said Vitec Videocom's engineering and design resources would also be re-organised.

"These planned actions are against the background of a challenging economic climate and they are intended to better shape the business for the future," he said.

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