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Looking to hire IT staff in St Louis? The talent pool just got a lot bigger

Retail chain Lord & Taylor is closing down its US tech headquarters in St Louis, Missouri, and axing 77 IT jobs in the process. The luxury department store chain provided notice to the Missouri State government of the shutdown yesterday, just hours before the US election day was set to dominate the news cycles. The filing …
Shaun Nichols, 8 Nov 2016
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IBM may swing axe on same departments more than once

Such is the lack of job security at IBM that staff in certain departments could be at risk of redundancy on more than one occasion during this year, The Channel can reveal. An elected Employee Consultation Committee (ECC) is liaising between IBMers in Systems Middleware that are working in Platform, Integration and Smarter …
Paul Kunert, 4 Mar 2015

IBM cuts more than 1,600 US jobs

IBMers from a number of different divisions of the IT giant say that the company initiated another round of "resource actions" on Monday, with somewhere north of 1,600 people estimated to have lost their jobs. The message board at Alliance@IBM, the local branch of the Communications Workers of America union headquartered in …
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Cisco dismisses 'hefty' layoffs rumor

Cisco Systems has dismissed predictions of a 10 per cent reduction in headcount from a JPMorgan analyst. Ehud Gelblum has gone out on a limb and said Cisco “could” announce the 10 per cent cut and “could” save the company about $900m (£600m) a year through the move according to report by the Silicon Alley Insider. The Insider …
Rik Myslewski, 14 Apr 2009
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Sun confirms second round of layoffs

Server and operating system maker Sun Microsystems has confirmed that it had indeed enacted another round of layoffs, as we reported it would. "Sun continues to make important choices to streamline operations and align resources to best address market opportunity and position the company for improved financial performance and …

Cisco lays off 250 in first wave of cuts

Cisco has begun the layoff process it had announced earlier, with approximately 250 people exiting its San Jose, California headquarters this week, along with more throughout its worldwide operations. The total number of lost jobs isn't clear, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, but they won't be the only ones …
Rik Myslewski, 26 Feb 2009
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TI profits sink 95 per cent in 2008

Texas Instruments has added to the crowd of tech workers clogging their local unemployment offices, announcing that 3,400 of its employees would soon become part of the growing US out-of-workforce. Texas Instruments logo Today, with a statement that should have been published in The Daily Euphemism, the suffering company's …
Rik Myslewski, 27 Jan 2009
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Yahoo! planning massive layoffs for Wednesday

The massive layoffs that Yahoo!'s departing CEO Jerry Yang warned about in October will reportedly hit the search firm's employees Wednesday morning. A report on Dow Jones' All Things Digital claims the planned Yahoo! worker-decimation scheme will arrive tomorrow with further cuts on the way. Yang said during the company's …
Austin Modine, 9 Dec 2008

Dell pressures workers into leave without pay

Nearly all employees at Dell are being asked to take a week of unpaid leave. If they don't obey, another round of layoffs will begin. Workers at the Round Rock-based PC vendor recently got an email memo from founder and CEO Michael Dell outlining the company's latest efforts to cut costs this quarter. Part of Dell's scheme …
Austin Modine, 5 Nov 2008
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Circuit City cutting jobs, stores, inventory for the holidays

Circuit City today confirmed plans to lay off thousands of US workers and close 155 stores in order to survive the holiday season. The consumer electronics chain will also reduce the number of future store openings and renegotiate leases on some of its remaining 566 locations. Circuit City's scheme was first reported in The …
Austin Modine, 3 Nov 2008

Dell axes 900 jobs in Austin plant shutdown

Round Rock's Sword of Dell-ocles has once again dropped on employees of the world's number two PC manufacturer. Dell today said it will close its Austin, Texas desktop PC manufacturing plant and lay-off 800-900 workers. The Topfer Manufactering Center will end its operations by January 1. The sky is apparently always sunny on …
Austin Modine, 1 Apr 2008

IBM whacks 1,600 more services jobs

IBM has shed another 1,573 jobs as part of an ongoing push to thin its services organization. The layoffs, mostly in the US, follow a similar round of 1,300 cuts performed earlier this month. IBM described the firings as "business as usual" and noted that it hired 14,000 people worldwide during the first four months of this …
Ashlee Vance, 30 May 2007
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Cringely catches IBM trying to hire 15,000

Comment Those of you afraid of Robert Cringely's claim that IBM will layoff 150,000 workers might want to read his latest column. The PBS scribe has blown it again. At the bottom of a piece on Google, Cringely returns to the IBM layoff topic and makes the following statement: "Last week IBM also posted more than 15,000 new positions on …
Ashlee Vance, 22 May 2007

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