‘Forbes’ columnist claims Intel layoffs a sign of poor management


By Bill Conerly | Forbes

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)

Intel announced plans Tuesday to cut its workforce by 12,000 people, 11 percent of its current headcount, (including 550 in Chandler). Such a massive, top-down layoff by any corporation always makes me wonder what’s wrong with the company. Certainly circumstances change and reductions in workforces are required. But why not a few hundred last week, another hundred next month, in a gradual process that has a similar result? Massive layoffs are to me a sign of poor management.


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