RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Tech giant Cisco, which has some 5,000 employees at its large RTP campus, is making layoffs.
The company confirmed Tuesday evening that job cuts were being made. A business news site in the UK, The Register, first reported the layoffs and the confirmation.
Cisco did not specify where cuts would be made.
However, no big layoff notice known as WARN has been filed with North Carolina, and WRAL TechWire has been told than one will not be required.
According to the Silicon Valley Business Journal, the layoffs did involve more than 400 workers “in and around” the company’s headquarters in San Jose, Calif.
“Over the last several years, we have been transforming Cisco to deliver even greater value to our customers,” a Cisco spokesperson wrote The Register via email. “We continue to make decisions to ensure that our investments and resources are aligned with strategic growth areas of the business.”
How many workers are being hit and and at what locations was not disclosed, so what impact if any on RTP operations is not clear.
Cisco does have some 3,800 open positions, WRAL TechWire was told.
The Register reports that Cisco’s Customer Experience, or CX, group was a focus of the cuts.
“We have also moved quickly to open requisitions – our impacted talent may be eligible to apply for these newly-created CX roles where there is a skills match,” Cisco told The Register.
Yet one person writing at The Layoff.com Cisco cite said:
“My separation package mentions nothing about the possibility of future employment at Cisco.
“Who can I ask if I am eligible for rehire? I had no employment/performance issues that I knew of and consistently received 100% and more of expected bonus.”