It looks like bad news at Dell, as the company could be preparing to lay off over 15,000 employees this week, according to a report. This is part of the restructuring efforts after completing its return to a private ownership. If this is accurate, the computer manufacturer will be making the staff reductions globally and in all departments, with departments that have already been affected by layoffs expected to cull another 15 percent of the workforce.
You never like to hear about layoffs of any kind, so we are keeping our fingers crossed that this isn’t true, but we don’t have any official word yet. Sources of The Register claim every conference room is booked at the Round Rock headquarters, with every member of HR and security staff expected to attend.
Apparently, employees in the United States that are laid off will get a severance package of two months’s pay with an extra week of pay per year of service, a 75% bonus, COBRA health insurance for 18 months, and outplacement services. Well, at least they aren’t leaving empty handed. We aren’t sure what international staff will get. Stay tuned on this one folks.