Oracle to cut 270 UK consulting jobs

Oracle is to embark on a further round of cost saving measures by cutting 270 staff at it UK consultancy offices.

Oracle is to embark on a further round of cost saving measures by cutting 270 staff at it UK consultancy offices.

The database software company said that it will attempt to redeploy the affected employees where possible but did not indicate how many employees may be moved to new positions or when the layoffs are scheduled to take effect.

Oracle would not comment on what projects the consultants were working on or how their departures will affect Oracle users.

Last June, Oracle laid off 1,000 staff to reduce its employee base to 42,000 worldwide, with 3,100 employees in the UK.

"No organisation is immune to the current economic crisis," an Oracle spokesperson said. "In Spring 2001 Oracle anticipated a global 1% to 2% reduction over the coming year and over the course of that period stayed within that estimate. That said, Oracle is constantly re-evaluating business critical staffing allocations as part of ongoing efforts to consolidate operations, retain staff and increase technological efficiencies," the spokesperson added.

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