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Latest Citrix layoffs affect only a handful of Raleigh workers

Citrix plans to lay off 1,000 full-time and part-time employees between now and January, but fewer than 5 employees in the Raleigh office will be affected.
Citrix plans to lay off 1,000 full-time and part-time employees between now and January, but fewer than 5 employees in the Raleigh office will be affected. cseward@newsobserver.com

The latest round of layoffs instigated by Citrix Systems has again largely spared the company’s Raleigh office.

Fewer than 5 employees were impacted in Raleigh, spokesman Julie Greer said in an email Thursday. The office employs about 600 people.

Citrix announced on Tuesday that it plans to lay off 1,000 full-time and part-time employees between now and January.

Earlier this year, the company cut 700 full-time employees and 200 contractors, but only a handful of those employees were in Raleigh.

Citrix established a presence in the Triangle in 2011 when it acquired Raleigh-based ShareFile, which makes software that enables businesses to share files confidentially over the Internet.

Citrix executives have identified the ShareFile business as one that the company will focus on after this latest restructuring, which also includes spinning off its GoTo family of products.

ShareFile subscription revenue rose nearly 40 percent in the third quarter, the company reported last month.

David Bracken: 919-829-4548, @brackendavid

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