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Dell’s 6,650 Layoffs: 5 Big Changes, Cuts, Michael Dell Things To Know
As Dell Technologies reduces its 133,000-strong workforce by 5 percent, CRN breaks down the biggest things channel partners, investors and employees need to know about the cuts and Dell’s vision for the future.
Lowest Employee Head Count Since Dell-EMC Merger
Dell currently has approximately 133,000 employees on a worldwide basis, meaning an employee reduction of 5 percent will put Dell’s head count at around 126,000 employees.
According to Dell filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, following the 5 percent layoff round, Dell will have fewer employees than it has ever had since its blockbuster $67 billion acquisition of EMC in 2016.
In September 2016, Dell completed its massive purchase of storage market-share leader EMC. The combined company’s total employee head count was approximately 138,000 employees.
Dell hired thousands of people between 2017 and 2020. In 2020, Dell’s total head count reached over 165,000. However, Dell’s employee total shrank to about 133,000 by 2022.
“Please know we’ll support those impacted as they transition to their next opportunities,” said Clarke in his letter to employees Monday.