Tech Layoffs Climb Above 100,000

Friday is becoming a dreaded day at most companies. What used to be
seen as the start of the weekend is now the day most employees are
advised they no longer have a job.

Since the beginning of the year, IT vendors have slashed more than
19,000 jobs—mostly sales and marketing positions, but also technical
and R&D positions have been affected. Since October, more than
100,000 jobs have been eliminated by IT vendors and solution providers.

Not even the industry stalwarts can escape the economic plague. This
week Google announced layoffs of 5,000 temporary and contract workers
and 100 staff personnel. According to the Wall Street Journal,
Microsoft is considering headcount reductions. And Motorola announced a
reduction in force of 4,000 workers.

While most IT companies remain cautiously optimistic about 2009
prospects and industry heavyweights such as Intel are forecasting a
return to healthy margins, everyone from analysts to IT workers
anticipate more layoffs to come.

The following is a list of layoffs by IT vendors and solution
providers since October 2008 when the economic crisis began. The list,
compiled by Channel Insider, is based on publicly available reports.

 

 

Company

Layoffs

January 09 Attachmate 120
Month to Date Autodesk 750
19,310 BlueArc 21
  Coremetrics 29
  Dell 1,900
  EMC 2,400
  Google 100
  Google (contractors) 5,000
  Kronos 260
  Lenovo 2,500
  Lexmark 375
  Logitech 500
  Motorola 4,000
  Oracle 500
  Seagate 800
  WatchGuard 55
     
December 08 Intrinsyc 95
Month Total Adobe Systems 600
13,095 Sage North America 150
  AT&T 12,000
  Windstream 170
  Lexmark International 80
     
November 08 Kodak 150
Month Total Spot Runner 115
21,433 Nortel Networks 1,300
  Motorola 3,000
  Nokia 600
  Tektronix 150
  Cadence 625
  AMD 500
  SanDisk 450
  BitTorrent 18
  Insight 240
  Circuit City 3,400
  Imation 200
  Applied Materials 1,800
  National Semiconductor 330
  Sun Microsystems 6,000
  Epicor 300
  KLA-Tencor 900
  Pillar Data Systems 150
  Lawson Software 200
  Lam Research 600
  Akamai 110
  Palm 105
  Quantum 180
  Fring 10
     
October 08 Micron 353
Month Total: Qimonda 3,000
46,281 Jive Software 40
  Actel 60
  Sony Ericsson 2,000
  MPC Computers 200
  Lenovo 50
  Jaxtr 13
  Texas Instruments 300
  Softchoice 65
  Manhattan Associates 150
  HP 24,600
  Dell 8,900
  Xerox 3,000
  ADC Telecoms 325
  BroadSoft 12
  Symantec 788
  Freescale 2,400
  Aliph 25
    100,119

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