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OfficeMax the latest to hand out pink slips

The layoffs at the office-supply chain cap a week in which Qwest, Novell and other technology companies and dot-coms say they will slim down to cut costs and show profits.

 

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The layoffs at the office-supply chain cap a week in which Qwest, Novell and other technology companies and dot-coms say they will slim down to cut costs and show profits.

 


OfficeMax cuts staff to hone Net plans
The office-supply chain lays off 170 people from its sales force, saying the accounts can be more efficiently handled by its Internet catalog service.

Qwest to cut 11,000 jobs in merger aftermath
update The telecommunications company says it will lay off 11,000 employees during the next 16 months and announces that its revenue is likely to be higher than expected.

SCO lays off 190 workers with Caldera deal
Santa Cruz Operation will lay off 190 people and take a $5 million to $6 million charge this quarter as part of its sale of Unix operating system software and services to Caldera Systems.

Shockwave lays off 20 employees
The entertainment Web site is shedding staff and cutting costs as new management seeks to tighten the company's focus.

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Novell trims staff by 900
update The profit-hungry software maker confirms widespread speculation about job cuts, announcing it will slash about 900 employee positions from a worldwide staff of about 5,500.

Corel layoffs to hit Dublin team
The struggling software maker says it will lay off 139 employees in Ireland as part of a restructuring plan aimed at cutting expenses.

Drkoop.com to cut staff by a third
update The cash-strapped online health care site plans the layoffs as part of its strategy to cut costs and streamline operations in an attempt to turn a profit.