Every individual I have been able to identify is in their high 50's or 60's. The layoffs by Dell EMC in the Hopkinton Massachusetts area are targeting the older employees acquired from the EMC acquisition four (4) years ago.
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Peace dudes.. I am still here
Who needs um. Younger folk can be had a lot cheaper. IBM and Oracle do the same thing, no matter what their policies say. I belive there are laws against this. Cant recall if they have settled class actions.
Mikey only cares about $$$$$$$$.
They do discriminate without a doubt and not only age......
When Dell acquired EMC, the occasional 'voluntary retirement' program was dropped. I inquired about it to the Dell HR VP. I suggested it would be good business to take care of your own by providing this relatively small (severance-sized) benefit. Didn't help.
I don't see much loyalty to employees at Dell. That works both ways.
If over 50, not for long... most over 50 have noted especially if their income is much higher.
Please take a minute and look at the very last scene in "How Green Was My Valley."
I'm an older EMC CE. 50+ Still here.