News: Dell to cut 7,000 jobs

jammin - May 31, 2007 02:21PM in Manufacturers, Prebuilts, General News

At least 7,000 jobs are set to be lost at computer firm Dell after it said it would cut its global workforce by 10%. The PC maker has struggled with falling sales and rising costs, prompting founder Michael Dell to take direct charge of the firm earlier this year. Mr Dell said the job losses would be "difficult" but stressed they were critical if the firm was to deliver better value to customers. The US firm employs more than 78,700 staff worldwide.