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Stratustician
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1/29/2016 | 9:56:03 AM
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It's a shame.  I personally knew a lot of the folks in the Burlington, Ontario office who were affected by the cuts.  While granted, these guys have skillsets that are easily tarnsferable to a new role, and they will land fast, it's just frustrating when you see how strong VMware performance was and then you see how Dell's acquisition still impacted the business.  Hopefully this will be a one-time thing, and the worst is over.  

That being said, for many organization who now are able to hire ex-VMware employees, there is a great opportunity to have an in-house expert whom they might have not been able to leverage before.
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1/28/2016 | 8:58:24 AM
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@Brian: So true. Layoffs in VMware are not just bad for these people and vmware but also for the cloud industry as a whole.
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1/27/2016 | 8:13:04 PM
Job Cuts
It is always sad news to hear about layoffs and job cuts. The 800 professionals that have lost their job are in great demand by the economy and in turn, these professionals will help the economy to transition into the next stage. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the service sector employment percentage was 76.3% in 2002, 79.9% in 2012 and it will be 80.9% by 2022. Some of these professionals might play a key role by creating startups that employ a larger number of professionals to reach the 80.9% mark.


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