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Red Hat Begins Cutting "Hundreds Of Jobs"
Multiple local North Carolina news outlets for where Red Hat is headquarter have announced the new layoffs this morning. Such as WRAL putting it at "hundreds of jobs" being cut.
According to WRAL, Red Hat CEO Matt Hicks is said to have told employees in an email "we will not reduce roles directly selling to customers or building our products," which is hopefully good news for their many upstream Linux developers they employ that ultimately build Red Hat Enterprise Linux and associated software products.
Red Hat will begin notifying affected employees today in some countries while the process will continue through the end of the quarter. IBM, which acquired Red Hat in 2019, has already slashed some five thousand positions so far in 2023.