Business realignment sees Acer headcount fall

Business realignment sees Acer headcount fall

PC vendor estimates 30-40 staff resignations

A realignment of Acer’s enterprise and client businesses has seen 30-40 staff exit the company.

Business product management head, Robin Tang, denied media reports earlier this week suggesting Acer had shed 80 staff and instead claimed its business realignment had seen 30-40 staff resign. Affected business units were predominantly services and logistics.

“We did have some streamlining and reorganisation,” Tang said. “Staff had some overlapping responsibilities and as a result we could function with fewer staff. Logistics I can’t comment on, but on the services side there have been some restructured responsibilities.”

The realignment process was based around merging Acer’s enterprise and client computing groups into one product division.

“It was originally one division and we decided to break it out to provide a better focus, but we’ve now decided to fold it back in because there were so many similarities,” Tang said. “There weren’t any redundancies made from the product division.”

Tang said there were no further significant staff or operational changes planned for the rest of the year. He would not comment on how many staff the company has in Australia.

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