Fujitsu has confirmed that it plans to slash its DACH headcount by 490 employees by March 2019.
The news follows last week's announcement in which the Japanese vendor revealed plans to axe 1,800 jobs in the UK as part of a "transformation programme".
Now Fujitsu is looking to scale back its operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, although there has not yet been a discussion as to which roles will be affected.
Fujitsu said in a statement: "To strengthen the company's approach on digital transformation and provide the best possible support to customers on their digitalisation journey, Fujitsu is planning transformation programmes. In addition to investing budget and personnel in relevant areas, this programme proposes measures, which lead to headcount reductions in other areas of the business.
"The planned programmes include measures which could possibly lead to a socially conscious reduction of approximately 490 roles in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by March 31 2019. It is still under discussion which areas of the business areas and locations will be affected and are subject to discussion and negotiation with the relevant employee representative bodies. These discussions will start in due course."
Fujitsu is not the only vendor giant to scale back its operations of late. This week, HP announced a restructuring plan to cut 3,000 to 4,000 staff between FY17 and FY19 in a bid to generate gross annual run rate savings of between $200m (€181.76) and $300m (€272.64) from fiscal year 2020.
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