Informix is working with other software suppliers in the industry, including rival Sybase, to try and place the staff it intends to make redundant over the next couple of weeks.
The ailing database supplier is expected to make its second round of redundancies any day now, with up to 15 per cent of the current workforce believed to be on their way out.
Colin Tenwick, UK managing director at Sybase, said: "There is a proactive matching of requirements going on. The specifications we've got for open slots in our staff are being passed to Informix to match against the people it wants rid of. This is a US-based initiative and Informix is trying to take responsibility to see if it can place its staff elsewhere. It's a proactive response and an attempt to put a professional spin on it. I don't think Sybase will be the only company given lists though."
But, an Informix spokesman denied the company was handing out staff lists to rivals to get rid of them, although he did say that the human resources department was compiling "outplacement options" for those employees made redundant.
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