in brief A spokesperson for Sun Microsystems was today unable to provide details of how the company's plan to reduce its global workforce by up to 2,500 employees would affect its Australian operations.
Earlier this morning, Sun served approximately 1,000 lay-off notifications to employees across Canada and the US. The company stated that additional lay-offs would occur throughout Sun's international operations in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
In a statement, Sun claimed that every part of the company's staffing was evaluated and reductions were made across all levels, including vice presidents and directors.
Sun hopes that the lay-offs save the company up to US$150 million annually.
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets — he claims he once read an entire one.