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Cisco to cut 6,500 jobs to boost profits

July 20th, 2011

Cisco announced on Tuesday that it will layoff 9% of its workforce, or 6,500 jobs, in an effort to boost profits. That figure is lower than original speculation that the company would cut 10,000 employees. Cisco made the move as part of an effort to cut $1 billion in annual costs while spurring profit growth, …

Ericsson to cut Swedish workforce by 1,000 employees

December 9th, 2009

L.M Ericsson Telephone Company unexpectedly announced on Tuesday that it is laying off almost 1,000 employees in its native Sweden due to a 74% drop in net profits one quarter back. Ericsson is reportedly closing operations in the town of Gävle, a design and manufacturing facility that employs 856 people. They’re also slashing almost 9% …

Microsoft to laid off employees: We’re gonna need that cash back

February 22nd, 2009

Microsoft has allegedly sent out a notice to former employees (those who were recently laid off) to come back so they can pour a little bit of salt in their wounds. Apparently, human resources in Redmond made a little oopsie and overpaid severance for some ex-workers. According to the notice, the folks in question have …

Verizon Wireless in the midst of laying off employees?

February 10th, 2009

Despite solid Q4 2008 earnings, Verizon Wireless is apparently not layoff-proof in this struggling economy but then no company is. Rumor has it that Verizon is in the process of an unannounced work force reduction that began yesterday, February 9th. The rumored layoffs will continue through the end of the month and will affect an …

Sprint Nextel to eliminate 8,000 positions by March 31st

January 26th, 2009

Sprint Nextel announced a plan today to reduce internal and external labor costs by $1.2 billion by eliminating 8,000 positions within the company. The layoffs are expected to be completed by March 31st and will effect all levels of the company. Of the 8,000 positions eliminated, 850 are part of the voluntary separation plan announced …

Best Buy earnings plummet 77%, will offer buyouts to employees

December 17th, 2008

Best Buy reported on Tuesday its earnings for Q3 2008 which, despite a strong Black Friday showing, were abysmal. Best Buy pulled in a meager $52 million in earnings or 13 cents per share which is a 77% drop from the same quarter last year during which Best Buy raked in earnings of $228 million, …