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Rob Enderle
Yahoo Peanut Butter Manifesto and Memorable Tech Gift Suggestions
11/27/06 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1367 Words

Layoffs Too Easy
One thing that struck me about the memo was that while the CMO who authored it obviously didn't have a clear idea what, specifically, to do, he did have a clear idea that massive layoffs were necessary.

Rob Enderle
Forecasting Declines for Sony, Google, IBM, Oracle, RIM and Apple
12/05/05 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 2112 Words

This week I received another of what has been a string of letters from current and ex-IBM employees talking about unannounced layoffs .

Layoffs are used way too much by way too many companies. From my point of view -- a view...

Jay Lyman
AOL Sheds Jobs Along With Subscribers
10/20/05 12:15 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 613 Words

The once-dominant Internet service company blamed the job cuts on its dwindling dial-up customer base, but industry watchers also viewed the layoffs as a ploy to please potential buyers or investors of the Time Warner unit, which are rumored to include Google ,...

Rob Enderle
IBM Cuts 13,000, but Maybe It Should Have Laid Off One
05/09/05 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1431 Words

The IBM Layoff
Now, you may ask yourself, what does putting 13,000 people out of work (last week's news ) have to do with fixing that problem? The answer is nothing, but IBM had to show it was doing something to address the problem and, unfortunately for labor, the market seems to like layoffs ...

Gene J. Koprowski
SCO Shrinks as Other Linux Companies Expand
05/06/04 6:01 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 737 Words

Competitors queried by LinuxInsider said they had not heard of the layoffs previously and found them "interesting."

A report in a local newspaper in California indicated there were "companywide consolidations and layoffs" that cut less than 10 percent of The SCO Group's...

Elizabeth Millard
Gateway To Cut 1,500 Jobs After Q1 Loss
04/30/04 2:09 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 732 Words

Gateway spokesperson David Hallisey told the E-Commerce Times that the layoffs will be part of a larger strategy to streamline the company's operations.

Gateway is no stranger to conducting layoffs, especially in the recent past. When the company closed its chain...

Keith Regan
Buoyed by Upturn, IBM Could Add 10,000 Jobs
10/16/03 8:12 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 531 Words

... it is seeing the most concrete signs to date that an economic recovery is taking hold, IBM has indicated it could reverse more than two years of layoffs by adding as many as 10,000 jobs in 2004. "We are beginning to see...

Keith Regan
Cutting Costs Without Killing the Company
03/05/03 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 845 Words

"Doing the layoffs is often only half the battle," John A. Challenger, CEO of outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas , told the E-Commerce Times. "What a company says during those times can be equally important."

Damage Report

Teri Robinson
IBM Stock Rises on Analyst Kudos
06/14/02 11:19 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 577 Words

Layoffs Expected

Still, Tse said that IBM had to do something to meet its forecasts, and the company has obliged with a series of layoffs expected to affect between 8 and 9 percent of its workforce. The company reportedly...

Elizabeth Millard
15,000 Job Cuts Ahead at HP
06/04/02 3:33 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 545 Words

About two-thirds of the layoffs will take place by November 1st, with the remainder coming in 2003. Fiorina made the announcement at the newly merged company's first analysts' meeting in Boston, where Fiorina spoke about HP's future prospects and current employment issues.


Teri Robinson
IBM Chops 2,000 from Global Services Division
05/31/02 9:17 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 575 Words

The company last underwent massive layoffs in the early 1990s, when it suffered one of the worst declines in its history. After significant retooling, however, IBM emerged with a slicker image and better financials.

Breaking Tradition


Keith Regan
Dot-Com Job Losses Dip Below 1,000 in April
04/29/02 9:21 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 446 Words

But the torrent of layoffs has begun to slow noticeably in recent months. Starting last April, the monthly totals began to decline steadily, spiking only in October 2001 as companies scrambled to address a falloff in business after the events of September...

Keith Regan
Dot-Com Job Cuts Near Two-Year Low
03/04/02 10:45 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 500 Words

The Chicago-based outplacement firm said 670 dot-com positions were eliminated last month, down sharply from the 1,802 layoffs announced in January.

The February count is the lowest since April 2000 and continues a trend of steadily declining job losses that began in...

Michael Mahoney
One Year Ago: Blame It All On E-Commerce
02/01/02 6:56 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 581 Words

Throw in the latest round of dot-com layoffs and the current assault on Net advertising , and the e-business is undergoing a genuine public relations nightmare.

But is the recent bad rap justified? Or is e-commerce simply an easy target during...

Lori Enos
One Year Ago: NBCi Cuts 150 Jobs Amid Net Ad Downturn
01/18/02 7:49 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 574 Words

More details about the layoffs and revenue projections are expected to be released in a few weeks. On February 7th, NBCi is scheduled to report financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ending December 31st.

Deeper Cuts

Elizabeth Blakey
Study: Dot-Com Job Cuts Decline for Third Straight Month
07/27/01 10:44 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 518 Words

According to the executive, many smaller dot-coms with 100 or fewer people were formed in the last year and went through layoffs in recent months.

Less is More

July dot-com job cuts fell 6 percent from June,...

Keith Regan
Can E-Commerce Make It by Doing Good?
03/08/01 1:54 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 633 Words

Even the otherwise ruthless F**, the rumor repository for dot-com layoffs and failures, has collected US$13,000 from its visitors to help the families of victims of a shooting at a Massachusetts high-tech company.

Of course, businesses of all sorts and stripes...

Michael Mahoney
Blame It All On E-Commerce
02/01/01 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 565 Words

Throw in the latest round of dot-com layoffs and the current assault on Net advertising , and the e-business is undergoing a genuine public relations nightmare.

But is the recent bad rap justified? Or is e-commerce simply an easy target during uncertain...

Lori Enos Cuts Team in Half
12/19/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 562 Words

Company spokesperson Paula Davis told the E-Commerce Times that the layoffs in Chicago are effective immediately, but that the offices in Boulder and Austin will remain open until around the first of the year. She added that the laid-off employees will receive...

Keith Regan
eBay Cuts Butterfields Staff
11/08/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 406 Words

This staff reduction represents the second round of layoffs at Butterfields this year; 14 workers were cut in July when eBay scaled back a previously announced expansion plan and curtailed operations in Chicago, Illinois and New York City.

All of the layoffs...

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