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AP/Seattle Times: Sun Microsystems to Cut Staff as Linux Competition Grows

Sep 19, 2003, 14:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Fordahl)

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"Troubled computer- and software-maker Sun Microsystems plans to cut another 3 percent of its work force, or an estimated 1,080 jobs, in an effort to return to sustained profitability despite sagging sales.

"'This strategic realignment is an ongoing business practice that allows us to allocate resources to meet the highest priorities of the business,' the Santa Clara-based company said in a statement yesterday.

"At the end of the last quarter, Sun reported that it had 36,000 employees. At the end of fiscal 2001, by comparison, it had 43,683 workers..."

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