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Dell is continuing to trim its workforce in the UK, but has refused to comment on how many of its employees have been affected by the latest cuts.

The Register has learned that 25 staff at the computer vendor’s Bracknell site will be laid off next month.

Dell, when asked, refused to comment specifically on the individual jobs it had most recently axed, but a company spokesman did give us this statement:

Dell continues to review its business model and cost structure, and that staffing levels within EMEA also continue to be reviewed. We've made a number of difficult, but necessary decisions to optimise our business, streamline processes and further reduce costs.

We will not comment specifically on redundancies within individual Dell groups or sites. Any changes to staffing or sites will be in line with local laws and practices. The cost reduction measures being taken form a deliberate part of Dell's ongoing focus to remain competitive during and after the current challenging economic environment.

It’s understood that the latest round of job cuts at Dell’s Bracknell unit have hit the education team, sales guys and internal account managers.

In March this year Dell confirmed plans to lay off workers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, following its Q4 profit hammering in February, when the firm was forced to jack up its cost-savings by a billion dollars to an eye-watering $4bn target.

At the time, the company declined to comment on how many staff across the region would be affected by the job cull.

Dell bosses told employees at the Bracknell-based plant that some of their jobs were at risk and that compulsory redundancies would be necessary, and they clearly weren't mincing their words. ®

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