Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

5,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
31 May 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2006
Foreseen end date
30 November 2006


US computer company Sun Microsystems is to cut up to 5,000 jobs, or 13% of its workforce worldwide, in an attempt to turn around five years of losses. The firm aims to eliminate the jobs over the next six months, which it said should yield annual cost savings of up to $590m (£313m). But the restructuring plan is expected to cost Sun up to $500m over the next few financial quarters. The firm wants to regain market share from rivals Dell and Hewlett-Packard.


  • 31 May 2006: BBC Website


Eurofound (2006), Sun Microsystems, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 63594, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63594.