NEW DELHI: About 1,000 employees of American multinational Dell may lose their jobs in India over the next six months as the Texas-based computer hardware, software and services provider plans a significant rightsizing exercise for its international services business here, according to sources with knowledge of the development.
Sources say the company is planning to shut down its international services operations in Mohali which employs about 1,300 people. When contacted, a Dell spokesperson said the company does not comment on rumours or speculation.
The Mohali centre for international services of DELL was launched in 2005 and provides services like consumer tech support and customer care for United States. Dell International Services is the support and services division of Dell and has operations in regions like India, Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Philippines.
Sources said senior level directors like Adil Katrak, an executive director at Dell and Vikhyat Singh, director (training) at Dell International Services have also been asked to leave. Dell International Services employs about 10,000 people in India, and has offices in Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Mohali.
“These layoffs could be a part of the global rightsizing efforts at Dell,” a source said. The PC maker, embroiled in a bitter takeover battle between its founder CEO Michael Dell and investor Carl Icahn, finds itself in a tough spot globally as PC sales plummet.
Announcing its fiscal year 2014 second quarter financial results last week, Dell reported a 72% fall in its net income. Its revenue of $14.5 billion was flat year over year. (Source:ET)