SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                               Washington, D.C. 20549


                                    SCHEDULE 13G

                      Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


                                  (Amendment No. )*



                                Jabil Circuit, Inc.

                                  (Name of Issuer)

                                    Common Stock

                           (Title of Class of Securities)

                                     466313103

                                   (CUSIP Number)

                                 December 29, 2000

              (Date of Event Which Requires Filing of This Statement)


     Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this
     Schedule is filed:
     [X] Rule 13d-1(b)
     [ ] Rule 13d-1(c)
     [ ] Rule 13d-1(d)


     *The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting
     person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of
     securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which
     would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

     The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be
     deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities
     Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of
     that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the
     Act (however, see the Notes).














     

1 NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY) Capital Research and Management Company 95-1411037 2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS) (a) (b) 3 SEC USE ONLY 4 CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION Delaware 5 SOLE VOTING POWER NONE 6 SHARED VOTING POWER NUMBER OF SHARES NONE BENEFICIALL Y OWNED BY 7 SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER EACH REPORTING 10,310,000 PERSON WITH: 8 SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER NONE 9 AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON 10,310,000 Beneficial ownership disclaimed pursuant to Rule 13d-4 10 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS) 11 PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9 5.4% 12 TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS) IA

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, DC 20549 Schedule 13G Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Amendment No. Item 1(a) Name of issuer: Jabil Circuit, Inc. Item 1(b) Address of issuer's principal executive offices: 10560 Ninth Street North St. Petersburg, Florida 33716 Item 2(a) Name of person(s) filing: Capital Research and Management Company Item 2(b) Address or principal business office or, if none, residence: 333 South Hope Street Los Angeles, CA 90071 Item 2(c) Citizenship: N/A Item 2(d) Title of class of securities: Common Stock Item 2(e) CUSIP No.: 466313103 Item 3 If this statement is filed pursuant to sections 240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filings is a: (e) [X] An investment adviser in accordance with section 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E). Item 4 Ownership Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1. See page 2 (a) Amount beneficially owned: (b) Percent of class: (c) Number of shares as to which the person has: (i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote: (ii) Shared power to vote or to direct the vote: (iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: (iv) Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: Capital Research and Management Company, an investment adviser registered under Section 203 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 is deemed to be the beneficial owner of 10,310,000 shares or 5.4% of the 190,729,000 shares of Common Stock believed to be outstanding as a result of acting as investment adviser to various investment companies registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940. CUSIP: 466313103 Page 3 of 5 Item 5 Ownership of 5 percent or Less of a Class. If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than 5 percent of the class of securities, check the following: [ ] Item 6 Ownership of More than 5% on Behalf of Another Person: N/A Item 7 Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company or Control Person.: N/A Item 8 Identification and Classification of Members of the Group: N/A Item 9 Notice of Dissolution of Group: N/A Item 10 Certification By signing below, I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired and are held in the ordinary course of business and were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect. Signature After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct. Date: February 9, 2001 Signature: *Paul G. Haaga, Jr. Name/Title: Paul G. Haaga, Jr., Executive Vice President Capital Research and Management Company *By James P. Ryan Attorney-in-fact Signed pursuant to a Power of Attorney dated December 19, 2000 included as an Exhibit to Schedule 13G filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Capital Research and Management Company on February 9, 2001 with respect to 3COM Corporation