Tech Job Losses Slow in March

By Kathleen A. Martin  |  Posted 2009-04-06 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The technology market shed nearly 13,000 jobs in March. While a big number, it's significantly lower than the job losses posted in January and February.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite signs that the U.S. economic downturn has found a bottom, companies large and small continue to shed jobs at a record pace. In March, more than 660,000 jobs were eliminated. While the job market news is grim overall, it’s not so dark in the technology market.

In March, the technology market eliminated nearly 13,000 jobs. Although a big number, it’s significantly smaller than the job losses in previous two months of the first quarter, which tallied nearly 160,000 positions.

 

Year to date, 171,000 jobs have been lost to the economic recession, as nearly every blue chip vendor has executed or announced reductions in their workforces.

 

The following is the list of job losses by technology company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Company

Layoffs

March 

Agilent Technologies

2,700

Month Total 

Dell 

150

12,731

Garmin 

181

  

Google 

200

  

IBM 

5,000

  

Micron Technologies 

2,000

  

Nokia 

1,700

  

Northrup Grumman 

750

  

Sonus Networks 

50

 

  

  

  

  

 

February

Agilent Technologies

600

Month Total 

AMCC 

100

33,868

Cisco 

2,000

  

Electronic Arts 

1,100

  

Marvell Semiconductor 

46

  

Micron Technology

2,000

  

NetApp 

480

  

Nokia 

625

  

Panasonic 

15,000

  

Pentair Electronic Packaging

174

  

Pioneer

10,000

  

Razorfish 

70

 

STEC Inc

35

  

THQ 

600

 

Western Digital 

22

 

Xyratex International, Inc. 

311

  

Yahoo 

705

  

  

 

January 

AMD 

1,100

Month Total

AOL 

700

124,320

Attachmate 

120

  

Autodesk 

750

  

BlueArc 

21

  

Bose 

1,000

  

Circuit City 

34,000

  

Citrix 

460

  

Coremetrics 

29

  

Dell 

1,900

  

Electoronic Arts

600

  

EMC 

2,400

  

Ericsson 

5,000

 

Google 

100

  

Google (contractors) 

5,000

 

Hitachi 

7,000

 

IBM 

2,850

  

Intel

6,000

  

Kronos 

260

  

Lenovo 

2,500

  

Lexmark

375

  

Logitech 

500

  

Microsoft 

5,000

  

Motorola 

4,000

  

NEC 

20,000

  

Nokia

1,000

 

Oracle 

500

  

Philips 

6,000

  

SAP 

300 

  

Seagate 

800

  

Sprint/Nextel 

8,000

 

Sun 

1,300

  

Texas Instruments 

3,400

  

Unisys 

1,300 

  

WatchGuard 

55

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
























 
 
 
 
 
 

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