Sorosuub to Disable Thousands of Droids
In another sign of the deepening economic slump in the galaxy, Sorosuub Corporation announced plans to eliminate between 400,000 and 500,000 droids in Sullust by the end of the year. The Sorosuub layoffs, coupled with a series of other job-cutting announcements this week, bring the total number of jobs destroyed by New Republic corporations in the past standard year to over one billion.
The cuts by the number two vehicle manufacturer amount to about 10 percent of Sorosuub's salaried workforce in Sullust. A Sorosuub official commented, “We’ve become much more efficient and the droids are not needed anymore.” Sorosuub said most of the deactivations will be made by offering early-recycling plans to seasoned droids, and company spokesmen said they expect the cuts to be completed by the end of the year.