Around the State – Central JerseySHREWSBURY Ciena, a network specialist based in Linthicum, Md., has announced it will close its Shrewsbury facility by April 29. Of the siteÂs 114 employees, 62 will be terminated and the remaining 27, most of whom are engineers, will be offered relocation packages. Work being conducted at the facility will be moved to CienaÂs other locations, which include Acton, Mass.; Alpharetta, Ga.; Kanata, Ontario, Canada; and Gurgaon, India.
The shuttering is part of CienaÂs plan to move away from location-specific or product-based research and development. The closure is expected to save Ciena between $7 million to $8 million annually. The company expects restructuring charges of between $3 million to $8.1 million for the closure.