Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Employees say hundreds laid off at Novell's Provo office

Novell Inc. laid off hundreds of employees Monday from its Provo office, just days after the company was sold, according to employees. The computing services firm and former software giant announced last week it was bought by the Houston-based Attachmate Group for $2.2 billion in cash, or $6.10 per share.

An employee said about 800 people lost their jobs company-wide, with most of those in Provo. He said the sales force, human resources, corporate operations and the legal department were particularly hard hit. He said the company plans to drop all but four of its product lines. Deseret News