Nortel lays-off an additional 3,200

Posted by Rob Lewis

Nortel announced today that it will be reducing its workforce by an additional 3,200 positions worldwide. The company expects to carry out these reductions over the next several months, in accordance with local country legal requirements.

"There is nothing more difficult than notifying employees, and Nortel is extremely conscious of the personal financial burden this will cause affected employees and their families," said Mike Zafirovski, Nortel president and chief executive officer. "Nortel is a company driven by people and innovation. But with the unprecedented economic environment and resultant impacts on revenues, significant changes are required to regain our financial footing. Tough decisions are being made to restructure the company and work towards a successful emergence from creditor protection."

Nortel is in the process of preparing a comprehensive business and financial restructuring plan with the goal of emerging from the creditor protection process as a more focused and competitive company.

But the question still remains - Should Canada bail out Nortel?

Company:
Nortel
Website:
http://www.nortel.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hundreds of millions of people, Fortune 500 companies, and government institutions around the world trust their networks to Nortel's reliable and secure solutions. Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple a reality for our customers. Our next-generation technologies, for both service provider and enterprise networks, support multimedia... more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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