Computer maker Dell Inc. is cutting 1,900 jobs in Europe by shutting down an assembly plant in Ireland and moving its operations to Poland.

The company's plant in Ireland controls its European and Middle East manufacturing operations. It is expected to complete the reduction by January 2010 and workers are expected to start leaving the plant in April.

Dell said this move is one of many actions aimed to simplify operations, reduce costs and improve its productivity.

Shares of Dell were trading down 1.43 percent to $10.99 a share by 10:54 a.m. EST in the Nasdaq Stock Market Thursday.