March 11, 2009

Dell cutting jobs in North Carolina, Texas

Filed under: Dell,Manufacturing,Technology,US — DF @ 2:12 pm
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Dell Inc is cutting more jobs this week as it continues to retool operations.

Dell declined on Wednesday to disclose how many people it is laying off, saying only that they are taking place at its assembly facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and in Central Texas.

Dell spokesman declined to say what other locations might also see job cuts. Dell’s headcount stood at 78,900 as of Jan. 30.

Source: Reuters

January 8, 2009

Dell lays off 1,900 in Ireland, moves production to Poland.

Filed under: Dell,worldwide — 7macaw @ 9:00 am
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Dell plans to lay off 1,900 workers at its flagship manufacturing plant in Limerick, Ireland, and transfer production to an existing facility in Poland and to third-party OEM partners, according to Dell. The move is part of a $3 billion cost reduction plan Dell announced last year. Dell has had its Ireland operations for 18 years.

An initial layoff will occur in April and the full transition is expected to be completed by January 2010, according to Dell. The company’s Global Innovation Solutions Center and EMEA Command Center will remain in Limerick and Dell will keep sales, marketing and support personnel in Dublin.

Source: Channel Web

December 31, 2008

Dell preparing senior management changes

Filed under: Dell,Technology,US — DF @ 1:40 am

According to Reuters: “Dell Inc’s president of global operations, Michael Cannon, and chief marketing officer, Mark Jarvis will leave their roles in moves expected to be announced soon, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people briefed on the matter.

The people told the paper that they expect Jarvis to leave Dell, while Cannon will likely stay on in a different capacity.”

Dell: lawsuits are following the rise in layoffs

Filed under: Dell,FYI,Lawsuit,US — DF @ 1:27 am
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According to Buffalo News and LA Times: “Chapman, 59, and three other top female managers have filed a class-action lawsuit against Dell, alleging age and sex discrimination in the company’s termination of 8,000 employees over the last year.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Francisco, is one of only a few so far emanating from the mass layoffs sweeping the United States.”

“Analysis of the 8,000 employees Dell laid off over the last year will show that women and people over 40 were disproportionately affected, said Steve Wittels, a founding partner of the Sanford Wittels & Heisler law firm, which filed the class-action lawsuit seeking $500 million in damages.

Dell executives deny the lawsuit’s allegations. ”

Shares of Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) dropped 1.06 percent to $10.23 on Tuesday 12-30-2008.

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