The computer manufacturer Dell Technologies Inc announced on Monday the layoff of 6,650 workers, 5% of its global workforce, to deal with the drop in demand.
Dell has about 133,000 employees, a third of them work in the United States.
“What we do know is that market conditions continue to erode with an uncertain future,” Jeff Clarke, co-head of operations, explained in a note to employees.
The measures adopted so far by the company, such as limiting travel and reducing spending on external services, "are no longer enough," he added.
The company led by Michael S. Dell thus joins other large US technology companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Meta and Amazon that have announced cost cuts after evaporating 77,000 million profits.
Mass layoffs have been the measure that, with the exception of Apple, they have all launched.
In addition, companies are holding back on investment, rationalizing office space, canceling unprofitable projects, and taking other measures.
Meta Platforms was the first of the five to announce massive layoffs (11,000 employees, 13% of the total).
Alphabet, the owner of Google, has announced 12,000 layoffs this year, the equivalent of 6% of its total workers.
Amazon, for its part, has reduced its workforce significantly last year, beyond the 18,000 layoffs announced.