The outplacement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas Inc. (CG&C), which tracks announced corporate layoffs, says telecom companies laid off 8,740 people in December 2003. That's down about 30 percent from the 12,590 that were laid off during December 2002.
Layoffs in the telecom biz only accounted for 9 percent of all announced corporate layoffs in Dec. 2003. In December 2002, telecom layoffs made up 13 percent of all layoffs, CG&C says.
Enough of that Christmasy data for now. Let's take a moment and review some of the most interesting hirings and firings of the last few days:
- NP Photonics Names Sales VP
- Nettles Joins Carrius Board
- Quintum Announces New President
- Revivio Appoints CFO
- LeBeau Dons Aruba Crown
- Vivato Loses CTO, VP
- TI Appoints Euro President
- Sonim Hires CTO
— Phil Harvey, Senior Editor, Light Reading