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Dell has trimmed 3,200 employees from its payroll in the last eight months
as part of its effort to return to profitability by streamlining its operations
and cutting costs.

The company announced the job cuts when it disclosed its 2008 fiscal
fourth-quarter results Feb. 28. In
May, Dell announced that it would eventually trim about 10 percent
of its
worldwide work force of 82,000.

Michael Dell returned to the CEO position
in January 2007, the company has
being trying to reinvent itself by adopting new technology,
emphasizing enterprise services, developing new channel programming and selling
its PCs through retail partners. The company’s makeover plans also called for
reduction in the work force to help streamline its operations.

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