Enterasys upheaval hits Canadian arm

In a move that has surprised industry observers, a recently problem-ridden Enterasys Networks Inc. last month announced it would be reducing its workforce by 30 per cent, leaving the company with approximately 1,700 employees globally.

What’s more, the firm’s Canadian operations will not be spared, a spokesperson for the company told Network World Canada.

“Yes, there will be an impact on the Canadian operations, as this is an across-the-board workforce reduction that pretty much does touch upon every worldwide office of Enterasys Networks. We don’t separate Canada out,” said Kristen Sheppard, senior director of investor relations with Enterasys. “What I can tell you is that 88 per cent of the workforce reductions will occur here in North America.”

The Canadian operations focus on both sales and development, with headquarters in Mississauga, Ont.

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