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Global jobs cull at Cisco to impact Republic

By Staff Reporter

Published 18/08/2016

Cisco is aiming to change its focus to software
Cisco is aiming to change its focus to software

Irish jobs may be at risk as part of a global culling of Cisco's workforce as the tech firm looks to pivot towards a more software-centric organisation.

Cisco employs around 300 people in Ireland across its two bases in Galway and Dublin.

A spokesperson for Cisco said: "We are currently in our quiet period, and we do not comment on speculation and rumour."

Globally the company is laying off around 14,000 employees, according to a report from technology news site CRN.

Cisco is poised to axe between 9,000 and 14,000 workers from its global operations as part of a transition from a software to hardware-focused business, CRN reported, citing sources close to the company.

The move would mark the largest jobs cull in the company's history.

Cisco, which launched its UK operations in 1992, employs around 5,000 people in 14 towns and cities across the UK, including London and Manchester.

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