Dell’s Oregon based call center experienced a massive layoff this morning, according to KPIC. All of the employees were herded into a conference room and told that their positions had been eliminated.
The managers, some of whom also lost their jobs today, explained there would be a severance package for each employee, a Job Fair on Monday by FirstCall Resolution Call Center, resume’ classes and counseling and some comparable jobs within the company elsewhere.
Tears and sobs were heard amidst some angry outbursts as those on duty left.
One employee heard about his lay-off on his honeymoon today, others came in for later shifts only to find out their job was gone.
According to Dell liason Scott Stevens, 220 lost their jobs this morning and were told of a severance package and options.
Dell is quoted as having said that the layoff was part of a “global” 10% reduction of their workforce.
Massive layoff at the Dell call center [KPIC]