Seagate is now the proud owner of Maxtor, but it doesn’t expect to have brought the two hard disk drive operations together until next year. In the meantime, it will rid itself of half of Maxtor’s worldwide workforce of 12,000 employees.
The remainder will largely be made up of Maxtor’s Asia-Pacific manufacturing workers, Seagate said. The layoffs are expected to be made throughout the next six months rather than all at once. Maxtor itself laid off 900 workers this year. Seagate will end up with a 51,000-strong workforce.
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