Worldwide job cuts at Fujitsu

IT company Fujitsu is laying off 10 per cent of its
workforce.

It announced its decision to cut 16,400 jobs worldwide this
morning. The cuts are being made as part of Fujitsu’s restructuring programme.

Most are manufacturing jobs, with 5,000 expected to go in
Japan and 4,800 from the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Fujitsu subsidiaries ICL and DMR have a combined workforce
of 28,000, of which 900 will be made redundant over the next 12 months. Over 55
per cent of ICL’s 19,500 employees are based in the UK.

The 900 redundancies are to be made outside Japan in the UK,
Europe and the US, but a spokesperson claimed that the impact in the UK is
likely to be minor.

By Katie Hawkins

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