Monday, July 25, 2011

Cisco Systems to Eliminate 6,500 Jobs

Cisco Systems, Inc., intends to cut 6,500 jobs companywide as part of efforts to lower costs. The layoffs are about 9% of its total workforce of about 70,700 as of Dec. 31, 2010.

Cisco is also selling its set-top box manufacturing facility in Juarez, Mexico, to Foxconn Technology Group.  The 5,000 employees at the Juarez facility will also be transferred to Foxconn.

Cisco Systems' sales have stagnated the past few quarters.  CEO John Chambers has recently said he is willing  to take "bold steps" and narrow the company's focus in order to restart stagnating sales.

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet protocol (IP)-based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology (IT) industry and provide services associated with these products and their use.  The Company provides a line of products for transporting data, voice, and video within buildings.

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