The cuts, announced during Gateway's, resulted in the elimination of approximately 100 positions this week, bringing the computer maker's work force down to roughly 1,700 employees.
Gateway, which has been struggling to boost revenue and improve profitability, is the latest hardware maker to resort to layoffs. Chipmaker Intel, for example,in an effort to save $2 billion annually.
As part of its job cuts, Gateway eliminated corporate support positions, which typically include those in marketing, human resources and clerical categories. This round of layoffs, however, is far less severe than that of two years ago, when Gateway.