Latest VMware Job Cuts Impact More Workers in California

By | Managed Services News

Feb 26

The layoffs will begin March 30.

The latest VMware cuts will leave more than 100 workers without a job starting in late March.

According to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notice with the California Employment Development Department, 107 workers are getting the axe. That includes 93 who work at VMware’s Palo Alto, California, headquarters, and 14 who work remotely.

The VMware job cuts will begin March 30.

This is part of a workforce reduction plan that started late last month. All of the layoffs will be permanent. However, VMware isn’t closing the Palo Alto facility.

When we reached out, VMware sent us the following statement:

“This is a part of regular workforce rebalancing that ensures resources across VMware’s global businesses and geographies are aligned with strategic objectives and customer needs. We have an active employee support program to ensure, where possible, all impacted employees find new positions in VMware or outside of the company. We continue to recruit in areas of strategic importance for the company.”

The VMware job cuts will impact technical staff, program management, quality engineering developers and more.

Strong Fiscal 2021

VMware reported a strong fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2021. Full-year revenue was $11.8 billion, growing 9% from fiscal 2020. Furthermore, fourth-quarter revenue increased 7% year over year to reach $3.3 billion.

Last month, VMware layoffs impacted more than 300 employees. Its global workforce totals 33,000, so that was less than 1%.

Last August, several VMware channel execs were among the nearly 150 employees who lost their jobs as part of a regular workforce rebalancing. That followed more than 200 California-based employees losing their jobs last April as part of another “rebalancing.”

This month, Pat Gelsinger, VMware’s CEO for more than eight years, joined Intel as its new CEO.

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