• Sun to cut 3,000 jobs as Oracle awaits approval for deal

    Posted October 20, 2009 - 10:06 pm

    Sun Microsystems will lay off up to 3,000 workers over the next 12 months as Oracle awaits approval from European regulators for its acquisition of the company.
  • Preparing for a layoff

    Posted June 23, 2009 - 4:58 pm

    Recession or not, it's always a good idea to plan ahead for potential career derailments before they happen. Preparing for a layoff can help ensure you have enough money saved to live on while you're unemployed, give you an advantage in finding a new job and minimize the stress involved in this painful situation. Here are steps you can take to help keep a layoff from hitting you too hard.
  • MySpace staff slashed almost 30 percent

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 3:03 pm

    MySpace is undergoing restructuring after losing its leadership position to Facebook.
  • Feds dole out $50 million for U.S. jobs lost to outsourcing

    Posted June 12, 2009 - 9:15 am

    The U.S. Department of Labor Thursday announced it had released more than $450 million in assistance to be used by states for career training, employment and case management services to workers who lose their jobs due to outsourcing and foreign trade.
  • How to Stay Up in a Down Economy

    Posted June 2, 2009 - 3:36 pm

    Laid-off or overworked, IT pros still need to mind their emotional health. Here are six ways to keep your outlook bright in dark times.
  • Tech employment shrinks for fifth straight month

    Posted May 25, 2009 - 9:49 am

    The number of IT workers in the U.S. has declined steadily since December, a trend that wasn't helped by HP's announcement last week that it is cutting 6,000 employees..
  • HP revenue drops in tough climate

    Posted May 19, 2009 - 8:35 pm

    Computer industry bellwether HP reported a 3 percent drop in revenue plans to lay off 6,000 employees.
  • BT to cut another 15,000 jobs

    Posted May 14, 2009 - 11:46 am

    BT Group plans to cut about 15,000 jobs, including indirect employees, this year, the company said on Thursday while announcing its fourth quarter and annual results.
  • Seagate to lay off 1,100 workers

    Posted May 13, 2009 - 2:32 pm

    As part of ongoing efforts to save money that include staff and operating cost reductions, Seagate Technology today announced a restructuring plan that will mean cutting an additional 1,100 workers. That amounts to about 2.5% of the company's global workforce.
  • Sony Ericsson cuts Swedish staff by 400

    Posted May 8, 2009 - 11:55 am

    Mobile phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson will reduce its workforce by about 400 people in Lund, Sweden, part of a plan to can 2,000 employees by mid-2010.
  • Yahoo CEO comes under fire for Flickr engineering cuts

    Posted May 5, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Last week, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz made the decision to cut staff at Flickr, the widely used photo-sharing site. GigaOm editor Om Malik listed five Flickr engineers who had left the company. Some, he said, were laid off, while others resigned. Most notable is Cal Henderson, chief architect of Flickr.
  • Microsoft lays off 3,000 employees

    Posted May 5, 2009 - 1:07 pm

    Microsoft Corp. Tuesday laid off 3,000 workers, the second wave of a major reduction the company announced in January. And in a memo to employees, CEO Steve Ballmer said more cuts are possible.
  • Yahoo Q1 revenue and profit tumble

    Posted April 21, 2009 - 7:58 pm

    Yahoo's profit and revenue fell sharply in the first quarter, ended March 31, 2009, as the beleaguered Internet company added a softening online ad market to its list of woes.
  • Analyst: Oracle could axe 10,000 jobs after Sun deal

    Posted April 20, 2009 - 8:10 pm

    Oracle may slash as many as 10,000 jobs following its Sun acquisition, an analyst predicts.
  • Cisco 'could' announce 10% layoffs, analyst predicts

    Posted April 14, 2009 - 4:49 pm

    Forecasting a significant drop in revenue for the fourth quarter, a J.P. Morgan analyst Tuesday reported that Cisco Systems Inc. "could" announce a 10% workforce reduction soon, equal to about 6,600 employees.
  • Security's Role in Handling Layoffs

    Posted April 13, 2009 - 10:40 am

    The economic crisis has Michael Hamilton worried about worst-case scenarios. One of those isn't losing his job. But as CISO for the City of Seattle, he has to worry about everybody who does lose their jobs.
  • Afraid of losing your job to a younger, cheaper IT worker?

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    Should you be worried about losing your job? Not necessarily. There are plenty of advantages older IT workers bring to the table that can help ensure they stay employed through the recession and beyond.
  • Sun confirms 1,500 job cuts this week

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 8:11 pm

    Sun Microsystems is laying off about 1,500 employees this week in a follow-up to a restructuring plan announced a few months ago, the company confirmed Monday.
  • Sun making deep job cuts this week, analysts say

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 3:25 pm

    Sun is laying off thousands of workers this week, analysts said, a follow-up to cost-cutting efforts announced in November.
  • Quick Tips for Negotiating a Severance Agreement

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 11:41 am

    Though employers are under no legal obligation to offer severance packages, if you are presented with one, you owe it to yourself to review it carefully and to try to negotiate for more if you're unsatisfied. There's no harm in asking. You have nothing to lose and potentially a lot to gain, especially if you keep in mind the following three tips for handling the severance discussion.
  • How to Create a Better Life After a Layoff

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 11:10 am

    Meet Marty Bodley. He runs Revolabs, a manufacturer of wireless audio products that he started in 2005. After two consecutive years of 300 percent growth, the privately-held company is holding its own despite the recession. Six years ago, Bodley was in a very different position. He had been laid off from his role as director of new technology for GNNetcom
  • Top 10: IBM layoffs, Manifesto saga, Google tweaks

    Posted March 28, 2009 - 8:47 pm

    IBM is laying off thousands more employees and is likely to ship more of those jobs overseas, news of which riled up a whole lot of people. A back-and-forth over a "secret" document regarding cloud computing -- of all things -- also stirred it up in some quarters, making us think that some folks really do need to get out in the sunshine a little more. Google brought some happiness to the mix, though, announcing it has added some semantic technology to its search engine.
  • IBM layoffs incite backlash

    Posted March 27, 2009 - 2:41 pm

    IBM's news that it will shed some 5,000 North American jobs and potentially send more positions overseas has stirred up some bad sentiment toward Big Blue as the economy continues to languish.
  • IBM layoffs raise ire in N.Y. State Assembly

    Posted March 27, 2009 - 10:11 am

    Social network Twitter and message boards brought the fallout of IBM's layoffs on Thursday to life, as employees posted the news about their job losses in real time. But there was political reaction as well.
  • Google lays off 200 in sales and marketing

    Posted March 26, 2009 - 5:18 pm

    Proving that it is not immune to the economic downturn, Google plans to lay off 200 people in its sales and marketing group.
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