Dell to layoff 6,650 employees as demand for PCs plummets

by | Feb 6, 2023

The sign for Dell Technologies at Round Rock in Austin, Texas.
The layoffs will reduce the number of global Dell employees to its lowest point in six years. | Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Computer manufacturer Dell is set to cut about 6,650 jobs representing 5 percent of its global workforce, according to a report from Bloomberg. Announced in a memo on Monday, Dell Co-Chief Operating Officer Jeff Clarke said that the company’s previous cost-cutting measures, such as a pause on hiring and limitations on travel, have proved insufficient, and that the company is experiencing market conditions that “continue to erode with an uncertain future.”

The layoffs were announced in the face of falling demand for PCs and laptops. Following a surge in PC sales during the global covid pandemic, most major computing manufacturers are now seeing a sharp drop in demand. Industry analyst IDC reported a 37 percent decline in Dell’s computer…

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