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Telecom, IT Layoff Tracker: AT&T, West's Surprise, Broadcom

The cuts have likely impacted your co-workers, friends and rivals.

Edward Gately

January 17, 2019

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Amid reports of strong growth in the IT job market, companies in the channel have been shedding workers as part of cost-cutting efforts and/or business transformation.

Displaced workers likely are finding new opportunities. The IT sector closed out 2018 with a total of 83,500 new jobs, far outpacing 2017, according to Janco Associates. However, the telecommunications sector continued to shed jobs throughout the year.

Meanwhile, IT and telecom layoffs continue to grab headlines on a regular basis.

Scroll through our layoff tracker below for a recap of cuts that occurred during the second half of 2018 and the start of 2019 at AT&T, Qualcomm, CA Technologies, Cisco and more.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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