Dec 15, 2005

Adobe Macromedia looks to trim workforce

Source: Yahoo News UK
Written By Jeremy Kirk

Adobe plans to reduce part of its workforce following its acquisition of Macromedia, saying other employees may be offered relocation packages.

Layoffs will occur in jobs where there is duplication, said Pierre Van Beneden, Adobe vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Other workers in Europe, for example, some in the UK, may be offered jobs in Nordic regions or Eastern Europe to bolster product offerings there, he said.

Adobe may also hire new talent within Europe, he said. The cuts will be formally announced on December 15 during the company’s fourth quarter fiscal earnings. As of March 2005, Macromedia had 1,445 employees worldwide, with 1,151 of those workers in the US.

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