3Com is to axe 10 per cent of its global workforce because of what it describes as the "turmoil" in the telecoms industry.
Officials refused to detail where the cuts will be made but said that 900 full-time jobs will be eliminated, as well as 300 "alternative" workers, including contractors.
The move is part of the company's restructuring plans announced in December. At the time, 3Com said it planned to cut between $200m and $250m in expenses and would consider the sell off of plants and equipment.
Bruce Claflin, president and chief executive at the company, said: "3Com will focus all of its resources on work critical to market leadership and superior financial returns."
In December, the company reported a loss of $52.4m, on revenue of $789.5m, for its 2001 second quarter.
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