Symantec NZ not part of Australian redundancies

North Sydney software engineering team to be trimmed down

Symantec has confirmed that its New Zealand operations aren't affected by a round of redundances being carried out in Australia.

According to a statement from Symantec, “We are making some redundancies within one of our engineering teams based in North Sydney. At a global level, Symantec is consolidating a small number of positions in certain development and product engineering roles to improve productivity and drive operational efficiencies. At the present time, we are in consultation with the affected staff whose roles may be impacted by this decision and are exploring the viability of alternative employment options within the organisation.

"Symantec remains committed to its customers and partners in Australia and these changes do not affect customer-facing teams in this region. We have a strong team in place that remains focused on providing market leading products and the best quality service and support to our Australian customers and partners. Symantec will continue to have a R&D team located at the North Sydney site."

A local Symantec spokesman says New Zealand is unaffected by the move.

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