Dell Technologies Inc (NYSE: DELL) prepared to slash 6,650 jobs amid softening demand for personal computers.
The downsizing is equivalent to 5% of Dell's global workforce, Bloomberg reports citing Co-COO Jeff Clarke's internal memo.
Dell and other hardware makers battled cratering demand after a pandemic-era PC boom.
Among major companies, Dell saw the most significant personal computer shipments decline of 37% year-on-year in 4Q22, according to IDC. Dell generated 55% of its revenue from PCs.
Dell's previous cost-cutting measures, including a pause on hiring and limits on travel, were not enough to sustain efficiency, Clarke told workers.
The tech sector announced 97,171 job cuts in 2022, up by 649% Y/Y, the report cited Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.
In November 2022, Dell reported third-quarter revenue of $24.7 billion, which beat average analyst estimates of $24.53 billion. The company said third-quarter revenue was down 6% year-over-year.
Dell reported third-quarter earnings of $2.30 per share, which beat estimates of $1.60 per share.
Price Action: DELL shares closed lower by 0.42% at $42.24 on Friday.
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