Dell warns of further cuts after axed Irish jobs cost it $135m


Dell warns of further cuts after axed Irish jobs cost it $135m

Antony Savvas

Dell's decision to axe almost 2,000 staff in Ireland will prove costly when the company announces its fourth quarter results next month, and more job cuts could follow.

The company expects to take a $135m charge on the redundancies and a transfer of the work to its Polish plant and contract manufacturers by 2011.

The planned job cuts were part of $3bn in cost reductions to be made by Dell by the end of 2011. They follow almost 9,000 job cuts at Dell already completed by the end of last year, and more could follow those in Ireland.

The company said it will take additional cost-reduction steps during fiscal 2010, which begins on 31 January.

Dell warned it will also incur a $145m charge related to stock-based compensation.

The company will announce its fourth quarter results on 26 February.

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