Cisco To Restructure Up To 2,000 Employees Out Of Jobs. But Just Don't Call Them Layoffs.

On Cisco’s second quarter conference call, CEO John Chambers seemed intent on not doing what nearly every big tech company (except Apple) has done in recent weeks: announce layoffs. But while there has been no across-the-board cut, the company has shed up to 1,000 employees through “realignment and restructuring” efforts over the past six quarters as the company focuses more resources on more promising growth markets. And the company expects 1,500 to 2,000 of its staffers to be similarly dis-employed in this manner in the months ahead.

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