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Clare Saliba
Amid Market Woes, Ameritrade Cuts Jobs
01/08/01 4:14 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 680 Words

In addition, Ameritrade said that 100 temporary employees will be let go. "We took this action based on current adverse market conditions," Ameritrade spokersperson Donna Kush told the E-Commerce Times, noting that the layoffs will help "ensure the long-term success" of the Internet's...

Lori Enos
CyberSource Caught in E-Commerce Pinch
01/05/01 11:21 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 623 Words

The first week of 2001 has seen a host of dot-coms, both great and small, announce layoffs or shut their virtual doors. On Thursday, toy e-tailer eToys announced that it is laying off 70 percent of its workforce and closing two warehouses.

Lori Enos
E-Commerce Currency Firm Scales Back
12/20/00 2:30 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 676 Words

Although Beenz is touting revised business models along with its announced layoffs , research indicates that many dot-com companies that hand out a set of pink slips eventually close. According to data released in July by Chicago, Illinois-based outplacement firm Challenger, Gray...

Keith Regan
You Can't Spell Recession Without 'E'
12/18/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 652 Words

Priceline's woes have been well-documented, with layoffs and executive departures only the tip of the iceberg. Nevertheless, the company has pledged to make next year a breakthrough one -- and has even started running teaser ads to get the U.S. excited about...

Nora Macaluso
Restructuring Powers Network Commerce
12/11/00 10:41 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 330 Words

The restructuring, which includes the layoffs of 85 people, will save about US$40 million in 2001. The job cuts affected workers at all the company's locations. In addition, the closing in January 2001 of HagginGroup, an unprofitable offline direct marketing unit of...

Nora Macaluso
Cost-Cutting Plan Boosts MarchFIRST
11/14/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 259 Words

The layoffs will save about US$100 million each year, beginning in 2001, marchFIRST said. The company said the workers being laid off are "under-utilized consultants who specialize in outdated technologies or whose skills are no longer in demand," though field and corporate support...

Keith Regan
AltaVista Trumps Cybersquatter
10/30/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 449 Words

The ruling was a well-needed bit of good news for AltaVista, which has recently experienced a run of troubles ranging from layoffs to the resignation of its CEO to the continued postponement of a long-planned initial public offering (IPO).

Clearing the...

Nora Macaluso
CMGI Beats Street, Eyes AltaVista IPO
09/22/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 453 Words

AltaVista Layoffs

AltaVista laid off 25 percent of its workforce during the quarter as part of an effort to cut costs.

Latest quarter results include a charge of about $15 million for the AltaVista layoffs , according to...

Paul A. Greenberg
Report: 5,400 Dot-Com Jobs Lost Since December
06/29/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 486 Words

Unlike layoffs in the 1980s and 1990s among offline workers, Stephen Levy of the Palo Alto, California-based Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy believes the recent cuts are a natural part of the market "sorting out which companies have the...

Rob Enderle
Why Intel Is in Such Horrid Condition
01/28/19 11:22 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1512 Words

The fact that Intel's bottom line improved while its top line suffered suggests it has continued to focus excessively on costs, even after massive layoffs , which is the foundation of this opinion.

I think Andy Grove would be very disappointed in...

Rob Enderle
The Rise of Activist Employees in the Tech Industry
10/22/18 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1593 Words

Employees who often were taken for granted -- who might have faced firing or layoffs if they suggested going public with their anti-management views -- have been popping up as a force in places like Google and Amazon.

What triggered this column...

Rob Enderle
Women as CEOs: The Problems and the Promise
09/24/18 8:49 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 2073 Words

Fiorina announced what then were the biggest layoffs in HP's history, and during the same period enhanced HP's fleet of limousines (Maybach) and its private jets, both of which were used almost exclusively by Fiorina. The result was that at the end, no...

Rob Enderle
Behind Apple's Trillion-Dollar Company Numbers
08/06/18 10:48 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1561 Words

However, IBM went off the rails in the late 1980s, and by the early 1990s the stock had collapsed, the CEO had been fired, and the company had announced massive, historic layoffs .

The IBM brand went negative, and Louis Gerstner and...

Rob Enderle
Cisco, Dell, and the Race to Make a Better World
06/18/18 10:43 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1716 Words

Valuing Employees
Employees are a firm's most valuable asset, and it amazes me how many CEOs seem to use layoffs as a viable way to meet quarterly targets. I've watched CEOs do things like announce a layoff or salary freeze...

Rob Enderle
Most Companies Have No Idea Where They Are Going
03/05/18 10:57 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1819 Words

That trend has proven to be a company killer, driving short-term decisions -- like massive layoffs and cutbacks -- that spike income but eventually kill the firm. Dell and the institute surveyed both futurists and thousands of business leaders to assess what...

Rob Enderle
The One Man Who Could Save Intel
01/22/18 10:12 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1469 Words

Empathy is critical to any effective manager, and layoffs should be hard. Doing a lot of them can crush a company culture and destroy the firm's ability to execute.

Psychopaths tend to revel in being cruel and often are defined by...

Rob Enderle
Sony's Foolish Failure to Learn From Microsoft's Mistake
09/25/17 10:46 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1490 Words

It just seems that given unemployment and layoffs are not a ton of fun, more firms would learn from the mistakes of others and not do things that would cost them the market.

Given that Sony already gave Microsoft the market once,...

Rob Enderle
HP Is Back: Should It Rename Itself Compaq?
07/17/17 10:39 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1726 Words

If HPE continues to underperform and be defined by market mistakes, executive instability and layoffs , HP and Dion won't be able to own their own image.

Even though the HP brand doesn't have negative equity (by the way, that is when...

Rob Enderle
Could IBM's Watson Fix President Trump?
02/20/17 9:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1121 Words

Id-Driven CEOs - a Model for Future AIs
CEOs in large companies, particularly those who can implement large layoffs and take massive salaries without remorse, are believed to have similar behavioral traits .

Donald Trump is a good showcase...

David Jones
Medium Slashes Staff, Aims to Fix 'Broken' Model
01/06/17 12:25 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 675 Words

Williams touted the company's successes in a post announcing the layoffs , but said that change was needed to address several major business shortfalls that otherwise would continue to plague it.

"We reached this decision when Medium's management team came together to...

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