Dell Technologies confirms layoff globally, to cut costs
Dell Technologies Inc. on Monday notified employees that it will eliminate jobs this week as the hardware giant seeks to cut costs while navigating a faltering global economy.
During a quarterly all-hands meeting Monday, Dell’s Jeff Clarke told staff that the workforce reductions won’t be limited to any specific team or division within Dell, according to a Bloomberg report.
“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,” a Dell spokesman said in a statement.
“We’re addressing our cost structure to make sure we’re as competitive as we should be now and for future opportunities,” the spokesman said on the job cuts.
Dell Technologies confirmed in a statement that there would be “some job loss or restructuring” but did not specify how many people were being let go or from which specific division or geography.
The company declined to specify the number of job reductions. Dell had 165,000 employees as of the end of January, according to filings.
The company has also rolled out its remote-working plan to employees in countries around the world, Clarke told staff Monday. Dell is letting employees work from home as much as they would like, from one to five days a week post-pandemic, as long as they have manager approval.
Dell has said that it isn’t making any adjustments to compensation “at this point in time,” and will give remote workers a one-time stipend of $400 for home-office equipment.