VMware will lay off a large number of employees just days after Broadcom closed its $69 billion acquisition of the cloud software company.
VMware had already made cuts ahead of the acquisition, and more workers have now received emails stating their positions will be terminated, according to Business Insider.
It's not yet known how many VMware workers will lose their jobs, although Atlanta alone has seen hundreds of cuts. As of February 2023, the company had more than 38,000 employees.
"Broadcom recently completed its acquisition of VMware. As part of integration planning, and following an organizational needs assessment, we identified go-forward roles that will be required within the combined company," the email sent to some employees seen by BI said.
"We regret to inform you that your position is being eliminated, and your employment will be terminated.
"We would like to thank you for your dedication and service. We want to make this transition as smooth as possible, including offering you a generous severance package and providing you a non-working paid notice period," the email continued.
Broadcom first made a bid to buy the company in May 2022. The proposal raised some concern among VMware users, as it was unclear which product lines Broadcom would continue to support, with the company having a history of acquiring businesses and selling off parts shortly after.
After the acquisition closed, Broadcom pledged to invest in VMware. "Broadcom has a long track record of investing in the businesses we acquire to drive sustainable growth, and that will continue with VMware for the benefit of the stakeholders we serve," Broadcom CEO Hock Tan said.