Microsoft to lay off 18,000, most from new Nokia division

Last week Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella warned employees that the company had to change. Today the other shoe dropped. In a letter to staff Nadella said that it will shed about 18,000 jobs

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP to cut 11,000 to 16,000 more jobs

Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to axe between 11,000 and 16,000 positions from its operations worldwide by October 2015, adding to some 34,000 positions it was already in the process of eliminating. The new cuts,

Published on: May 23rd, 2014 Andrew Brooks

IT hiring slump to bring about skills shortage: Survey

Following a slump in hiring activity last year, a majority of Canadian technology companies are facing a talent shortage in 2014, according to a recent survey. As much as two-thirds or 64 per

Published on: January 7th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

More layoffs at Hewlett-Packard than expected

How deep is Hewlett-Packard Co. cutting to stabilize itself? More than was originally believed, says a report. The San Jose Mercury News said that in a quiet regulatory filing earlier this week HP

Published on: January 2nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Acer CEO steps down as layoffs loom

The chief executive officer of Taiwan-based PC maker, Acer Inc. today announced he is resigning because his company needs a new leadership team to navigate it through the battered personal computer market. J.T.

Published on: November 5th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Gartner’s gloomy vision for tech jobs

Statistics Canada today released a rosy picture of the job market for the country with employment rising 1.2 per cent over a year ago and unemployment declining by 0.2 per cent to 6.9

Published on: October 11th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

It’s BlackBerry employee picking time for Apple

Apple Inc. has lost no time in making a play for employees being let go by or thinking of leaving Canadian smart phone company BlackBerry Ltd. The Cupertino, Calif-based maker of iPhone and

Published on: October 11th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Lazaridis, Fregin mulling bid for BlackBerry

BlackBerry Ltd. co-founders Michael Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin have hired global investment firms Goldman Sachs and Centerview Partners to review their options on a possible joint bid for the troubled smart phone company.

Published on: October 11th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Sixty lose jobs as BlackBerry retrenchment continues

BlackBerry Ltd. today confirmed that 60 more workers were laid off from its Canadian operations as job cuts in the company continue. The latest group of employees that lost their positions came from

Published on: September 11th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano