Dell lays off employees at Round Rock headquarters

Dell lays off employees at Round Rock headquarters

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In this Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, photo, the sun is reflected in the exterior of Dell Inc.'s offices in Santa Clara, Calif. Slumping personal computer maker Dell announced Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, it is bowing out of the stock market in a $24.4 billion buyout that represents the largest deal of its kind since the Great Recession dried up the financing for such risky maneuvers. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on February 21, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 21 at 4:29 PM

ROUND ROCK -- Dell Inc. has confirmed that it has made a few layoffs at its Round Rock headquarters.

The Austin Business Journal reported Thursday that an employee involved says about 90 people in the worldwide procurement division were laid off on Wednesday.

According to the ABJ, David Frink with Dell said a "limited number" of people were laid off, and some of them will be assigned to other departments.

Frink told KVUE News in a statement, "We can confirm that we communicated with a limited number of global team members planned workforce actions based on Dell’s continuing effort to become more efficient and deliver the most value to customers. A limited number of team members in Central Texas and elsewhere are affected. We are looking to redeploy team members who are eligible and have the skills for other Dell opportunities."

There are about 14,000 Dell workers in Central Texas, according to Frink. The company is the third biggest computer maker in the world.

"[I] also want to point out that we have added to our workforce in Central Texas (by several hundred positions) in the past year and continue to hire for a variety of skill sets. As is our practice, we don’t provide specifics regarding numbers, locations or job descriptions of team members affected," Frink wrote.

Earlier this month Dell announced that its founder Michael Dell is leading a $24.4 billion buyout of shareholders to go private.

The last round of layoffs for Dell took place in Sept. 2012.

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