Bay Area’s Cisco cuts 673 local jobs, including in SF

After announcing layoffs late last year, Bay Area telecom company Cisco has confirmed it has cut nearly 700 jobs in the Bay Area. This includes his 80 at the San Francisco office.

The tech company laid off a total of 673 employees in December as part of a “limited restructuring” announced in November, according to a WARN notice provided to SFGATE.

Restructuring, including a reduction in the real estate portfolio, has impacted the company’s San Jose headquarters and Milpitas offices in both technical and business roles, in addition to space in San Francisco. At headquarters, his 371 employees were affected, including two Cisco vice presidents. At the Milpitas office, where mostly engineers and technical employees were laid off, 222 employees were cut, including one vice president.

Cisco spokesperson Robyn Blum told SFGATE in November that the layoffs “are not about cutting staff.”

“In fact, at the end of this fiscal year, we will have roughly the same number of employees as when we started.”

It’s unclear if Cisco will hold more layoff rounds. In a November notice, the company said it would lay off more than 4,000 employees worldwide. (More than 52% of his global staff is located outside the United States, according to his SEC filing last July.)

Although these layoffs were announced in November and came a month later, the news of the layoffs comes after a particularly turbulent week in the tech industry. Salesforce (and its subsidiaries Slack and Tableau) announced employee cuts, and Amazon confirmed it would cut about 18,000 jobs (the largest reported layoff round at a major tech company).

A Cisco representative did not immediately respond to SFGATE’s request for comment.

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