Dell axes 250 jobs

Vendor makes job cuts in Ireland
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Dell is to cut 250 jobs over the next nine months from its Cherrywood and Limerick operations in Dublin this lunchtime received the unwelcome news that 250 permanent jobs are to be axed over the next nine months.

Aparrently, the cuts will be made in the finance, IT, sales, marketing and sales support departments, and will drop Dell’s overall staff count in Ireland down to 4,250.

Dell is making the job cuts despite stating growth is accelerating internationally, driven by the strongest portfolio of products and services in the company’s history.

“Recent statements from Michael Dell, chairman and CEO, as well as Don Carty, the company CFO, have made it clear there is more work to do on cost to restore competitiveness, so that the company can deliver long-term, profitable growth,” said a company spokesperson. “All areas of the business have been evaluated and the company believes there is a US$3bn opportunity globally to drive productivity and efficiency.

“Dell is proud of its record of growth in Ireland and EMEA but recognises that maintaining its success requires the company to look critically at its operations. Dell Ireland regrets the impact this will have on its employees but is confident that the changes will position Dell strongly for continued future growth.”

Link: Silicon Republic

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