Sun confirms additional 1,500 jobs cut

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Sun logoSun Microsystems, amid persistent reports of a possible acquisition by IBM, is eliminating an additional 1,500 employees from its global work force this week — the latest wave in an 18 percent staffing reduction announced in November, a Sun executive said.

The company is also asking remaining employees to dig deep

The company also will require time off from workers and will cut employee stock purchase plan benefits.

This action is part of getting to the goal announced back in November of getting rid of 5,000 – 6,000 workers at the company, and follows a big round of layoffs in January when about 1,300 people were let go. If they are still shooting for 6,000 jobs, they are only about halfway there.

Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Register is also reporting this story (and here).


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