Dell layoffs hit 5% of workforce2023-02-07 18:22 by Daniela
Computer manufacturer Dell is set to cut about 6,650 jobs representing 5 percent of its global workforce, according to a report from Bloomberg.
In an email to employees on Monday, Dell's co-COO Jeff Clarke said the decision to slash its staff was taken once it became apparent that earlier efforts to pause external hiring, limit travel and reduce outside services spending were "no longer enough" to help the company respond to uncertain market conditions.
He added the company will be implementing some structural changes to reduce complexity and allow for faster innovation. The shifts will span its global sales organization, Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) and Client Solutions Group (CSG). In the ISG, Dell is shifting teams and resources to unspecified "priority offerings that will best serve our customers' and partners' needs."
Dell isn't the only computing brand to be impacted by falling demand for hardware. Back in November, HP announced plans to cut around 6,000 jobs, while Lenovo laid off an undisclosed number of its US workforce in December 2022. The broader tech industry has also been impacted by a downturn in the economy as a result of slow growth, over-hiring, and supply chain issues, with Meta, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon all having announced mass layoffs in recent weeks.
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