Novell Layoffs Rumored

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2006-11-06 Print this article Print

Sources close to the company say that, immediately prior to the Microsoft deal being announced, Novell began laying off employees. (Linux-Watch)

According to sources close to Novell, the Linux company has laid off numerous mid-level employees from several departments, including training and sales.

While Bruce Lowry, director of global public relations for Novell said, "We dont comment on rumors," one former employee said that he had been let go on Nov. 1.
This was the day before Novell announced its controversial alliance with Microsoft over Linux and patent IP (intellectual property) rights. According to the ex-Novell staffer, "They let go of twenty or so employees in other departments yesterday. I dont know what has happened today since Im officially now out of the loop. Ive heard that there were other cuts in several departments though." Read the full story on Linux-Watch: Novell Layoffs Rumored Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest open-source news, reviews and analysis.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.

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