Cisco Systems, one of the Triangle's biggest employers, said today it will cut 9 percent of its global workforce as part of a corporate restructuring designed to cut $1 billion in annual operating expenses.
The cuts will total 6,500 employees, including 2,100 who took early buyouts earlier this month.
A 9 percent staff cut would eliminate about 450 jobs in North Carolina. Most of those cuts would happen at Research Triangle Park, where Cisco employed about 4,900 workers and contractors as of May, the latest figures available.
The computer networking company, which employed about 100 people in Charlotte and Greensboro, is not providing details about regional effects of the staff cuts.
Those to be laid off will be notified during the first week of August, but Cisco will notify some workers later to comply with foreign laws, it said.