Intel tight-lipped on local job cuts

Intel may be sacking 1000 managers worldwide but the company won't reveal how many local staff face the axe.

Intel's Asia Pacific group PR manager Mark Miller confirmed to Computerworld the number is 1000 worldwide, but "we're not breaking it out by country, region or business unit".

Miller said the layoffs were part of the company's "whole efficiency" program, which is an effort to make the company more efficient and is designed to help with decision making by removing managers through Intel's decision making process.

"Our management [headcount] is growing faster than our employee population," Miller said, adding that unless there is a specific business need, Intel is not hiring at this time.

"Intel has about 103,000 employees worldwide, so it's less than 1 percent," he said.

Miller was also coy about the percentage of managers this 1000 represents.

"We know how many managers we have, but don't break that out," he said.

Intel executives told employees this week they would cut 1000 management jobs by the end of July.

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