The telecom equipment maker plans to axe about 5,500 jobs, with 1,200 in the Americas - the latter of which consists of Canada, the United States and Latin America.
The company has approximately 2,300 employees in Ottawa and is currently advertising 28 local job openings in positions such as software development and application engineering. Calls to Ottawa-based Alcatel-Lucent managers were directed to a corporate media relations official.
“At this point, we are still in the early stages of the implementation of our performance plan,” wrote spokesperson Charlie Andrew Guyer in an e-mail to OBJ.
“All that we can provide at this point is provide a regional breakdown on the planned reductions.”
Additionally, Alcatel-Lucent plans cuts of 3,300 employees in Europe and 990 in the Asia-Pacific area.
The company has more than 76,000 employees around the world. Media reports indicate that research and development staff will not be affected.
The company reported a second-quarter net loss of US$308 million in late July, saying the global economy as well as increased competition are affecting results.