Tech Jobs: Some Brand Names Reveal Big Layoffs

Our weekly snapshot of who’s hiring and who’s firing across the IT landscape.


MovingVoiP apps company Fathom Voice is planning to hire 183 workers for its expanded Indianapolis office in the next three years, including IT support staffers and sales, marketing and business development professionals. []

Allscripts, a medical software company, plans to consolidate its operations into a few key locations across the U.S. and add 350 jobs in Raleigh, N.C. The state is providing Allscripts with $5.35 million in incentives to remain in Raleigh and retain its existing 1,266 workers there. [News & Observer]

Oil giant BP plans to triple the number of college grads it hires annually for its engineering, science and general business positions. BP plans to bring on 900 graduates this year, up from 300 in 2009. Next year, it plans to bump up the hires to 1,000 annually. [Dice News]

Hosting giant GoDaddy will hire 300 workers for its new Global Technology Center in Tempe, Ariz. The facility will eventually house 1,300 workers, including engineers, developers and customer service staff. It’s expected to be completed by mid-2014. GoDaddy employs more than 3,400 people worldwide. [Dice News]

MarkLogic, an enterprise NoSQL database platform company based in San Carlos, Calif., is hiring for several senior engineering positions. The company is seeking one senior support engineer, one senior quality assurance engineer and a senior performance engineer. [Dice News]


Boeing will cut 1,500 technology jobs from its Puget Sound area plants over the next three years as part of a restructuring of its IT department. However, the aircraft maker says it expects much of the cuts to come through retirements and attrition. Additionally, Boeing plans to relocate some of its jobs to Missouri and South Carolina. [King 5 News]

CA Technologies, facing a turbulent financial outlook for the coming year, is laying off 1,200 workers. The management software and solutions company is initiating the cuts to realign its resources for more efficiency. [ZDNet]

Storage giant EMC is cutting 1,004 jobs globally. The layoffs will hit its information storage operations, as well as its software security arm RSA and other information intelligence groups. [MetroWest Daily News]

Marriott International cut 35 positions from its Bethesda, Frederick and Gaithersburg, Md., offices. An undetermined number of technology workers are included. By the end of the year, the number of layoffs is expected to rise to several hundred.  [Washington Post]

Sharp plans to cut 5,000 jobs from its payroll, with most of the layoffs coming from its overseas offices. Under its restructuring plan, Sharp will cut its Osaka, Japan, employment by half, reduce the number of directors worldwide from 12 to six, and realign its production strategy over a three year period. [Asahi Shimbun]

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