Dell confirms job cuts in wake of EMC deal

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Dell confirms job cuts in wake of EMC deal

Dell Technologies is planning layoffs in the wake of its acquisition of EMC, Dell has confirmed to CRN USA.

Employees from both the Dell and EMC sides of the house are being laid off, including backend office people and personnel associated with the companies' backup and recovery, and other storage teams, sources told CRN USA.

A Dell spokesperson confirmed the layoffs via email. The spokesperson declined to offer specifics on the numbers or types of positions being cut but said that the actual number is not material to the company's financials. 

"The number is not material to Dell Technologies’ headcount of approximately 140,000. As is common with mergers of this size, there is a need to manage some overlapping job functions. We hope to minimise the impact on jobs and expect that revenue gains will outweigh resulting cost savings, with revenue growth driving future employment," the spokesperson said via email.

Dell, which closed the EMC deal 7 September, had been expected to cut employees as it started integrating the two companies. Bloomberg reported last month that Dell was expected to layoff 2,000 to 3,000 people.

This article originally appeared at crn.com

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