Cisco May Be Cutting Jobs But Outpaces Peers in One Area: Chart

Cisco Systems Inc. said it plans to cut 5,500 jobs as it shifts resources to faster-growth markets. While a 7 percent reduction is significant, Bloomberg Gadfly’s Shira Ovide argues that the company has been better than most of the other 1990s-era tech giants about keeping its business and its headcount aligned. Cisco’s $49 billion in revenue in its last full fiscal year was 14 percent higher than the amount four years earlier, while the number of full-time employees over that period, about 72,000, didn’t budge. Employee counts at Microsoft Corp., Intel Corp. and Oracle Corp. have all outpaced revenue gains.

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