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February 25, 2009

Nortel to Cut 3,200 Jobs in Bid to Exit Protection

According to Bloomberg: “Nortel Networks Corp. plans to cut 3,200 jobs worldwide, a tenth of the total, as the unprofitable phone-equipment maker works on emerging from bankruptcy protection.

The reductions, in addition to 1,800 announced previously, will occur over the next several months, the Toronto-based company said today in a statement. Nortel also won’t pay any bonuses under its incentive plan for last year.”

February 11, 2009

Alcatel to cut 1,000 manager jobs

According to Reuters, CNBC: “Franco-American telecoms gear maker Alcatel-Lucent said it plans to cut 1,000 managerial posts from its global workforce will see 198 positions in France eliminated. Alcatel-Lucent managers in France told a works council meeting on Wednesday that 450 managerial posts would go in North America and 450 in Europe, of which 198 in France, the CFDT union said in a statement.”

~News submitted by upthecreek

February 9, 2009

Nortel plans more job cuts, seeks to avoid AGM

According to Reuters, CNBC: “Nortel Networks Corp is working on a “detailed plan” to cut its global workforce as it restructures under bankruptcy protection, and it will seek to avoid holding an annual shareholder meeting because it says it would be distracting and expensive.”

“Ernst & Young Inc, the monitor overseeing Nortel’s bankruptcy protection, said in a court report posted on its website. The monitor’s report confirms that despite slashing its workforce to 30,000 today from about 90,000 in 2000, Nortel — North America’s biggest maker of telephone equipment — still isn’t finished with job cuts as it fights to survive.”

“The Toronto-based telecom equipment maker filed for bankruptcy protection in Canada and the United States last month, blaming the economic crisis for derailing a turnaround effort that began in 2005.”

~News submitted by upthecreek

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