Responding to earlier reports that it was looking to cut 15,000 workers from its payroll, struggling Dell says the figure is way off the mark and that a “very small percentage” of its workers are taking a voluntary buyout, according to The Register.
In a statement, the company said, “It is accurate that we’ve taken steps to optimize our business, streamline operations and improve its efficiency over the past few years. And, as any prudent business, we’ll continue to review our operations in an effort to remain competitive and best serve customers.”
Earlier this year, Dell was reportedly looking to cut as many as 9,000 employees from its workforce, largely in its marketing and sales areas. Last year, the company announced what it called a “voluntary separation program” intended to weed out those who didn’t share its “passion and enthusiasm” for life as a private company.