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March 17, 2009

Nokia Plans 1,700 Job Cuts as Sales Slow

Nokia said Tuesday that it planned to eliminate 1,700 jobs, roughly 3 percent of its work force, as demand for phones continued to sag.
The company said 700 workers would be laid off in Finland and the rest elsewhere in Europe, Asia and North America. The layoffs are to take place in Nokia’s devices and markets divisions, which produce, market and sell mobile phones, and in a unit responsible for long-term corporate strategy.

Source: NYTimes

February 24, 2009

Vodafone will cut 500 jobs in Britain

According to AFP: “British mobile phone giant Vodafone said Tuesday the group would axe 500 jobs in its home market as part of a cost-cutting programme that was unveiled last year.”

Nokia halves mobile advertising staff

Filed under: Europe,Nokia,US,Wireless — DF @ 11:25 am
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According to Reuters, CNBC: “Nokia has decided to cut some 90-100 jobs, roughly half the staff, of its mobile advertising business as the economic downturn dampens demand, the world’s top cellphone maker said on Tuesday.”

~News submitted by upthecreek

February 8, 2009

AT&T, cell-service workers continue bargaining

Filed under: Union,US,Wireless — DF @ 10:16 am
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According to MarketWatch: “AT&T and its wireless-service workers agreed to continue bargaining over a new labor contract after their previous agreement expired. The contract covers 20,000 of AT&T’s 300,000 employees.”
“On Friday, the union said in a statement that issues outstanding included wages, pensions, overtime, sales commissions, scheduling, subcontracting and job classifications, among others.”

Update (02-08-2009): AT&T-union talks hit snag as strike deadline nears, accordong to BusinessWeek

December 22, 2008

WARN: Layoff announcements in January – February 2009 in California Hi-Tech

According to California EDD WARN statistics, the following layoffs are scheduled for January – February 2009 in hi-tech companies with number of employees greater than 50:

ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED, Location: SAN FRANCISCO, Layoff date: 2/3/09, Employees affected: 75

CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS, INC, Location: SAN JOSE, Layoff date: 1/4/09, Employees affected: 245

NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION, Location: SANTA CLARA, Layoff date: 1/13/09, Employees affected: 151

PALM, INC, Location: SUNNYVALE, Layoff date: 1/19/09, Employees affected: 107

SANDISK CORPORATION, Location: MILPITAS, Layoff date: 1/11/09, Employees affected: 96

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, Location: MILPITAS, Layoff date: 1/3/09, Employees affected: 48
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, Location: MILPITAS, Layoff date: 4/3/09, Employees affected: 43

SHUTTERFLY, INC, Location: HAYWARD, Layoff date: 1/16/09, Employees affected: 70

SIEMENS, Location: LOS ANGELES, Layoff date: 1/30/09, Employees affected: 6

SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS, Location: MOUNTAIN VIEW, Layoff date: 1/5/09, Employees affected: 2

SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC
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Location: SACRAMENTO, Layoff date: 1/5/09, Employees affected: 3
Location: SACRAMENTO, Layoff date: 1/18/09, Employees affected: 2
Location: EL SEGUNDO, Layoff date: 1/5/09, Employees affected: 1
Location: EL SEGUNDO, Layoff date: 1/18/09, Employees affected: 1
Location: IRVINE, Layoff date: 1/5/09, Employees affected: 4
Location: IRVINE, Layoff date: 1/18/09, Employees affected: 3
Location: MENLO PARK, Layoff date: 1/5/09, Employees affected: 19
Location: MENLO PARK, Layoff date: 1/18/09, Employees affected: 6
Location: PLEASANTON, Layoff date: 1/5/09, Employees affected: 5
Location: PLEASANTON, Layoff date: 1/18/09, Employees affected: 7
Location: SAN DIEGO, Layoff date: 1/5/09, Employees affected: 2
Location: SAN DIEGO, Layoff date: 1/18/09, Employees affected: 2
Location: SAN FRANCISCO, Layoff date: 1/18/09, Employees affected: 4
Location: UNIVERSAL CITY, Layoff date: 1/18/09, Employees affected: 1

SYMANTEC:
Location: CUPERTINO, Layoff date: 1/19/09, Employees affected: 55
Location: MOUNTAIN VIEW, Layoff date: 1/13/09, Employees affected: 38

VISHAY SILICONIX, Location: SANTA CLARA, Layoff date: 2/6/09, Employees affected: 97

VIRGIN MOBILE USA, Location: WALNUT CREEK, Layoff date: 1/1/09, Employees affected: 192

THE BOEING COMPANY:
Location: ANAHEIM, Layoff date: 1/1/09, Employees affected: 5
Location: ANAHEIM, Layoff date: 1/22/09, Employees affected: 2
Location: EL SEGUNDO, Layoff date: 1/1/09, Employees affected: 8
Location: EL SEGUNDO, Layoff date: 1/22/09, Employees affected: 3
Location: HUNTINGTON BEACH, Layoff date: 1/1/09, Employees affected: 19
Location: HUNTINGTON BEACH, Layoff date: 1/22/09, Employees affected: 42
Location: LONG BEACH, Layoff date: 1/1/09, Employees affected: 50

Source: California EDD WARN

December 5, 2008

Less Bars in Less places: AT&T to eliminate 12,000 jobs

According to Market Watch: “AT&T Inc. on Thursday said it would cut 12,000 jobs, or 4% of its workforce, and spend less on new equipment in 2009 in response to a weakening economy.
The Dallas-based phone giant, which had 303,000 employees at the end of the third quarter, becomes the latest corporate bellwether to announce major layoffs. Also on Thursday, DuPont, Viacom and Credit Suisse said they would cull jobs.”

Update: AT&T Layoffs: The Tip of a Telecom Downturn

December 2, 2008

Sprint starts to cut expenses

Filed under: Telecom,US,Wireless — DF @ 4:19 pm
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According to BusinessWeek: “To stem its losses, Sprint is cutting expenses. The company began offering voluntary buyouts to employees in human resources, corporate communications, and finance in November. The workers have until Dec. 3 to apply for the offers, and those who get them will depart by the end of January. Sprint also has stopped buying all but essential office supplies, and has even reduced the number of printers its staffers use to cut expenses. “The cost cuts have been effective, but the EBIDTA [earnings before charges such as depreciation and taxes] is still declining,” says Arden. “There’s only so much cost they can take out of the business.””

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