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Baker-Perez Engineering specilizes in microelectronics. The company

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Baker-Perez Engineering specilizes in microelectronics. The company has traditionally focused on printed circuit board designs, but is hoping to expand into sensor networks and embedded systems. Baker-Perez is cutting its staff of engineers by 10 percent. To ensure that the company’s ability to produce high-quality products is impacted as little as possible by the staff cuts, consultants recommend that Baker-Perez lay off the most recent hires, who are the least familiar with the company’s products.
Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt upon the consultants’ rationale for selecting staff to lay off?

A. Other companies that focus on printed circuit board designs have already begun to move into sensor networks and embedded systems.
B. If Baker-Perez has to invest significant resources into employee training, it could fall behind on new trends in technology.
C. Colleges and universities only recently began to offer embedded systems as an area of focus
D. At Baker-Perez, employees must work for at least three years before they are fully vested
E. Baker-Perez currently allocates no more funds to research and development than other microelectronics companies do.
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Baker-Perez Engineering specilizes in microelectronics. The company has traditionally focused on printed circuit board designs, but is hoping to expand into sensor networks and embedded systems. Baker-Perez is cutting its staff of engineers by 10 percent. To ensure that the company’s ability to produce high-quality products is impacted as little as possible by the staff cuts, consultants recommend that Baker-Perez lay off the most recent hires, who are the least familiar with the company’s products.
Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt upon the consultants’ rationale for selecting staff to lay off?

A. Other companies that focus on printed circuit board designs have already begun to move into sensor networks and embedded systems.
B. If Baker-Perez has to invest significant resources into employee training, it could fall behind on new trends in technology.
C. Colleges and universities only recently began to offer embedded systems as an area of focus
D. At Baker-Perez, employees must work for at least three years before they are fully vested
E. Baker-Perez currently allocates no more funds to research and development than other microelectronics companies do.


Clear C.
We need to weaken that firing the recent hires is not a good idea in light of the expansion that the company desires. C gives the reason why recent hires will actually be helpful asset at this point of time.
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