Dell Announces Layoffs in Tennessee

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) -- Computer maker Dell has laid off 250 tech support jobs in Nashville.

The Round Rock, Texas-based company says the job cuts were effective immediately.

Dell says it's offering affected workers an opportunity to apply for open sales positions.

For those who aren't hired in sales, there will be severance packages and help in seeking other jobs.

Dell also has a technical support call center, sales operations and a distribution center for the eastern United States in Nashville, and a manufacturing plant making Dimension and OptiPlex desktop computers in the nearby suburb of Lebanon.

In May, the company outlined a plan to slash about 10 percent of its work force of more than 81,000 employees over the next year.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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