After Promising No Layoffs, Gateway Pink Slips 100

By Deb Perelman  |  Posted 2007-11-29 Print this article Print

Workers in Gateway's headquarters and Iowa facility lost their jobs a month after Acer's CEO downplayed layoff fears.

On the heels of the being acquired by Taiwan-based Acer last month, Gateway laid off 50 workers in North Sioux City, Iowa, and another 50 at its headquarters in Irvine, Calif. Nov. 28 The announcement came just weeks after Acer CEO J.T. Wang told BusinessWeek that Acer had no plans to lay off Gateway employees.
"People in Gateway started to think how many employees will be laid off. Thats not a priority. We want to keep the business. The synergies calculated dont include laying off people," said Wang in an October interview.
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