Tech lay-offs: Dell to chop workforce

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Dell is to put off about 6,650 employees due to the decline in demand for private computer systems.

The job cuts are anticipated to have an effect on about 5% of its world workforce.

The firm confronted robust market circumstances with an unsure future and its earlier cost-cutting measures have been not sufficient, co-chief working officer Jeff Clarke wrote in a memo.

Dell, based mostly in Round Rock, Texas, introduced related lay-offs in 2020, after the pandemic hit.

The newest division reorganisations and job cuts have been a chance to drive effectivity, an organization consultant mentioned.

“We continuously evaluate operations to ensure the right structure is in place to provide the best value and support to partners and customers.

“This is a part of our common course of enterprise,” a Dell spokesperson advised the BBC.

Lay-offs in the US hit a more than two-year high in January, as the technology industry, once a reliable source of employment, cut jobs at the second-highest pace on record – to brace for a possible recession, a report showed on Thursday.

Companies including Google, Amazon and Meta are now grappling with how to balance cost-cutting measures with the need to remain competitive, as consumer and corporate spending shrinks amid high inflation and rising interest rates, after the pandemic.

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said recent job cuts had been “probably the most troublesome adjustments we have made in Meta’s historical past”, while Twitter cut about half its staff after multi-billionaire Elon Musk took control, in October.