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McAfee to Cut Jobs

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McAfee  is a name that some of you may be very familiar with, but for those of you who are not here is a look at how the company chooses to describe itself, “McAfee is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. Delivering proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems and networks around the world, McAfee protects consumers and businesses of all sizes from the latest malware and emerging online threats. Our solutions are designed to work together, integrating antimalware, antispyware, and antivirus software with security management features that deliver unsurpassed real-time visibility and analytics, reduce risk, ensure compliance, improve Internet security, and help businesses achieve operational efficiencies. Backed by an award-winning research team, McAfee security technologies use a unique, predictive capability that is powered by McAfee Global Threat Intelligence — enabling home users and businesses to stay one step ahead of online threats.”

The company is getting ready to cut back on an unspecified number of workers, which may or may not qualify as a mass layoff action under the current federal guidelines. For those of you who are not familiar with the idea of a mass layoff action here is a look at how the federal government defines the term, “The Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS) program collects reports on mass layoff actions that result in workers being separated from their jobs. Monthly mass layoff numbers are from establishments which have at least 50 initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) filed against them during a 5-week period. Extended mass layoff numbers (issued quarterly) are from a subset of such establishments—where private sector nonfarm employers indicate that 50 or more workers were separated from their jobs for at least 31 days.”

Interestingly enough the company’s most recent release was not about the impending job cuts, but instead was about a new site, “Everloop.com, the leading safe social media site for kids 13 and under, announced today a partnership with McAfee, the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. The two premiere Web safety trailblazers share a common goal – keeping kids safe online – and are working together to teach children the importance of using the Internet responsibly. “Just as we learned to look both ways before crossing the street, we want children to learn to make smart choices when using the Internet” “Just as we learned to look both ways before crossing the street, we want children to learn to make smart choices when using the Internet,” says McAfee Senior Vice President of Global External Affairs, Michael Busselen. “Through McAfee Cares – Online Safety for Kids, we mobilize our employees to go into classrooms to teach kids about the positive steps they can take to use their digital devices safely.” The partnership leverages what McAfee volunteers are doing in the classrooms with Everloop’s kid-friendly online social network to help reinforce and broadcast the online safety messages to more than 50,000 school children by 2013.”

For now the workers at the company are going to have to wait

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Authored by: Harrison Barnes