Oracle confirms that four people have been made redundant from its Auckland office, but won’t say from which division.
However, Computerworld understands it is the pre-sales and sales departments for non-core products (that is, the Oracle application suite) which were affected.
Oracle New Zealand marketing manager Nigel Murphy describes the job cuts as “regional fine tuning” and says that at the same time, the company is recruiting for another position.
Oracle New Zealand has about 100 staff and the company worldwide has 41,000 employees.
Meanwhile, the local office is gearing up for the arrival of head honcho Larry Ellison (pictured), who arrives this week to take part in the Louis Vuitton Cup yacht race series beginning on October 1. Murphy says Oracle New Zealand hopes Ellison will meet local customers but he will be in the country primarily to sail.