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Dell Layoffs, VMware Remote Worker Pay Cuts: 7 Key Points

Here’s everything you need to know about the recent layoffs at Dell Technologies and employee salary cuts at VMware for remote workers.

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Second Layoff Round For Dell In 2020

During a quarterly all-hands meeting on Monday, Dell’s Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman Jeff Clarke told staff that there would be workforce reductions. The layoffs would not be limited to any specific team or division within Dell, according to a Bloomberg report. Dell confirmed to CRN that there would be “some job loss or restructuring” but declined to specify how many people were being let go or from which division or geography.

“We’re also evaluating our business to make sure we have the right number of team members in the right roles and in areas where customers need us most. And, we’re addressing our cost structure to make sure we’re as competitive as we should be now and for future opportunities,” said Dell in a statement. “Every decision we’ve made up to this point is to make sure we’re doing what’s best for the long-term health of our company and our team.”

It is key to note that this isn’t the first time Dell has confirmed layoffs in 2020.

In July, Dell confirmed to CRN that it was laying off an unspecified number of employees. However, the company said it wasn’t related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Like all businesses right now, we’re taking a number of proactive steps to prepare for the uncertainties presented by COVID-19. We recently made some workforce reductions that reflect decisions made in early 2020 as part of regular evaluations of our business structure, and weren’t related to the pandemic,” said Dell in a statement in July.

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