update Australia's ICT industry is being hit hard by the
global economic crisis, with many companies laying off staff or
entering hiring freezes in the past few months. We'll track the
cuts on an ongoing basis in this complete list.
Some companies, like Telstra, Commander and Optima, were losing staff regardless of the crisis, due to other business issues that have, in Commander and Optima's cases, forced the companies to close their doors.
Others, particularly the local arms of global companies such as eBay and EDS, have taken part in global cuts by retrenching some local staff.
But mainly Australian firms like UXC and Optus have also cut staff, while some, such as SMS Management and Technology, have simply reduced their hiring plans.
Internationally, the last few months have seen dramatic cutbacks at the
likes of Nortel, Symantec, Xerox, Nokia, Yahoo and Dell, to name a
few. It's unclear yet how many have done the same locally without
disclosing the cuts.
Fortunately, the hiring climate in Australia's technology industry remains buoyant, with recruiters still trying to build up their banks of skilled workers looking for employment.
This table was last updated on 30 January, 2009.
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