Dell reducing its workforce in Wilson County

from a link at the Nashville Post by Kleinheider to a story at WSMV:

Dell is bringing more jobs to Nashville at a cost to Lebanon.

The company is moving 300 jobs from its manufacturing site in Lebanon to Nashville.Dell expects most of the workers to make the move, but officials said some may choose to leave the company.Friday will be the last day of work in Lebanon for those affected.

The story does NOT say that the Wilson Co. facility is being closed – just that 300 jobs are being relocated.

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6 responses to “Dell reducing its workforce in Wilson County

  1. Paul Deyo

    Then-mayor of Nashville Phil Bredesen made a link between the staffing level in Nashville’s Dell facility and the TIF benefits that Dell would be given. Apparently that is something Wilson County and/or Lebanon didn’t think of.

  2. Actually, Wilson County’s TIF benefits were also tied to an agreement by Dell to maintain a specified number of jobs. It’s just that the per-job benefits in Wilson Co. were exceeded by the per-job benefits in Davidson Co. If you’re going to reduce the Dell workforce in middle Tennessee, the math says make the cuts in Wilson Co., and pay the penalties there.

  3. Nathan C.

    I also think Dell is trying to sell the building. If they sell the building; I don’t know if they are responsible for the employment anymore.

  4. According to the county GIS system, Dell doesn’t own the building. It is owned by the Wilson County Industrial Development Board. Dell has simply leased it.

  5. Chris Sorey

    If I am not mistaken, the tax maps are set up in that manner for the TIF, which in fact is tied into employment numbers. The number is 1,000 employees, and again, from memory is pro rated down as jobs decrease. I was told about 2 months ago by a Dell Nashville employee that Dell had sold the Lebanon building, but I have not confirmed that.

    What I am not sure of is if the TIF follows the land, building, or goes away “IF” Dell has sold the building.

  6. Nathan C.

    Here comes a property tax in Mount Juliet; everybody should watch the city commission meeting 2/9

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