Off Topic - Intel announces layoff of 10500

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Submitted by CAwireman on September 5, 2006 - 10:24pm

The question is, how many of them will come from San Diego? There are several locations that come up under a search for Intel offices in SD:

Intel locations

 Also, Geoffrey Moore has thoughts about what's next for Intel and other high tech companies:  

Moore's take

(Testing my ability to create hyper-links......)

 But I digress. Anyone hear about the number of SD Folks who'll be affected?

Submitted by JES on September 5, 2006 - 10:33pm.

Intel laid off almost everybody here a couple years ago and virtually shut down all operations at that time. Not much was left over. I used to sell high-tech equipment into that site and all business ceased for me. In short, they shut down the wireless LAN group here but left a few other smaller groups I believe.

Submitted by CAwireman on September 5, 2006 - 10:50pm.

Thanks JES. I stumbled upon this site that was interesting:

Employment Dev Dept (Warn Notices) 

It lists the projected layoffs at companies throughout California. Folsom (Intel) is listed there along with lots of others.

I count roughly 2000 in SD.  


Submitted by CardiffBaseball on September 5, 2006 - 10:59pm.

What do projected layoff stats mean anyway? I mean to ask to do they warn the government before announcing or is this just an estimate based on announcements?

Submitted by CAwireman on September 5, 2006 - 11:06pm.

Federal Layoff Law

I think the WARN notices are advisories that the government puts out letting the public know.

Once the word is out, isn't is pretty much a done deal.

Submitted by Roman on September 6, 2006 - 8:55am.

I can confirm the accuracy of this list since the company I work for is on this list. In fact, the company is on the list with various forecasts, and all came true. I have nearly an empty parking lot in the building I reside. We've lost (San Diego, CA location) about 300 jobs.

Submitted by JES on September 6, 2006 - 9:51am.


Do you happen to work at Intel? Or perhaps Nokia?

I understand if you can't reply:)


Submitted by CAwireman on September 6, 2006 - 12:51pm.


Hope I didn't open any old wounds. Good luck with your employment situation wherever you work.

Submitted by Roman on September 6, 2006 - 1:11pm.


I don't work for either of those companies. I will not disclose the company and simply doing the math to come up to the 300 jobs lost does not add up due to other changes not captured in this report. Our competitor took away our multi million $ contract and barely absorbed a small percentage of the lost jobs (80 offers from 300 people lost). Not all offers were accepted by the 80 employees that were interviewed (I'd say probably 60 moved over). However, many jobs were not on the report due to job RELOCATIONS to other states from corporate. Ex: help desk and other portions were moved out of state & some employees went along.

Note: I'm fortunately/unfortunately specialized in managing offshore outsourcing (IT & Applications personnel to India). I guess soon they will look to outsource the outsourcer. This is just a matter of time since there is currently a team of Indian co-workers in our building mirroring/supervising various aspects of our daily operation. Hence, with the 130 personnel left in this building (that's got a 600 personnel capacity), I'm expecting more cuts. Also, these cuts will be made on smaller scale ,less than 50 ea per downsizing incident, to avoid Federally mandated reporting of such news.

I'm guessing that soon I will be looking for a job (I can't leave now since I'm under a contract). I only hate not being proactive, but that's life.

How about them apples :0

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