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February 4th, 2014 - 5:09 am

Bloodbath” is right:

Two sources have told us Dell is starting the expected huge layoff programme this week, claiming numbers will be north of 15,000.*

The company is returning to private ownership to restructure its operations in the wake of a falling PC market, a commoditisation of the server market and a perceived need to better serve enterprises with their ever-increasing mobile and cloud-focused IT requirements.

We heard from people close to the Round Rock Dell HQ area that Dell management has every conference room booked, and every HR person and security staff member is at work. There are cuts in all departments, according to one of our sources, who says some of these have already been downsized and are now being told to cut 15 per cent more heads.

We hear the worldwide layoff number is now greater than 15,000 people.

Our insider commented: “It’s going to be a bloodbath.”

According to Wikipedia, Dell currently employs nearly 109,000 people.

H/T to Tyler Durden who adds, “Curious why Michael Dell was so eager to take the company he founded private? So he could do stuff like this without attracting too much attention.” Oh, this will get plenty of attention.

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Maybe if they got rid of all of the NCR mafia folks they took on after getting Jack Angelo...
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15000 is 13.8%, have some more to cut.

Look at the bright side, if Dell went down the drain, many more than 15000 would lose their jobs. If the Chinese bought Dell, the entire operation would be moved to China. Avoiding attention to his cut was the least of Michael's concerns.
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