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Intel Layoffs: Staff in sales and marketing division affected

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What’s happening at Intel?

Intel has reportedly reduced the size of its “Sales and Marketing Group.”

“With the objective of continuing to deliver on company strategy and drive outcomes for its customers, Intel’s [Sales and Marketing Group] announced changes to its organizational structure,” a spokesperson for the tech giant said in a statement to CRN.

“We are confident in Intel’s future and are committed to supporting all employees through this process, including treating impacted employees with dignity and respect.”

The company didn’t disclose how many sales and marketing positions have been axed.

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Impact on Canadian staff

It remains unclear if any Canadian employees at Intel have been let go.

According to the company’s LinkedIn page, it has more than 1,100 workers in the country.

Termination agreements for Intel Canada employees

In Canada, non-unionized employees at Intel are owed full severance pay when they lose their jobs due to downsizing, corporate restructuring, or the closure of the business.

This includes individuals working full-time, part-time, or hourly in Ontario, Alberta, and B.C.

People working “on contract” or as a contractor may also be owed severance pay — given that many employees in Canada are often misclassified as independent contractors.

Severance can be as much as 24 months’ pay, depending on a number of factors.

WATCH: Employment lawyer Lior Samfiru explains why you are still owed severance if you have been downsized on an episode of the Employment Law Show.

Before accepting a severance offer, double-check the amount using our firm’s free Severance Pay Calculator. It has helped millions of Canadians determine their entitlements.

In addition to your salary, make sure to factor in any other elements of your compensation (i.e. bonuses, commission, etc.).

If your employer’s offer falls short of what our Severance Pay Calculator says you are owed, it’s very likely that you have been wrongfully dismissed and should contact an experienced employment lawyer at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP.

Non-unionized employees in Canada have up to two years from the date of their dismissal to pursue proper severance pay.

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Major tech layoffs continue

The reported reduction at Intel comes amid a flurry of tech sector layoffs in 2024.

Big names, including Lightspeed, Cisco, Mozilla, Instacart, BlackBerry, Grammarly, Amazon, DocuSign, Snap, Zoom, Okta, PayPal, Salesforce, Microsoft, and eBay, have also pulled out the axe as they continue to navigate challenging economic conditions.

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Lost your job? Talk to an employment lawyer

If you have been fired or let go for any reason, contact the experienced employment law team at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP.

Our lawyers in Ontario, Alberta, and B.C. have successfully represented tens of thousands of non-unionized individuals.

In addition to severance package negotiations, we can assist you on a broad range of employment matters, including:

If you are a non-unionized employee who needs help with a workplace issue, contact us or call 1-855-821-5900 to get the advice you need and the compensation you deserve.

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