Broadcom has disclosed 1,267 job cuts for VMware employees at the Palo Alto, California, headquarters.

This comes just days after plans for layoffs were first announced, and a week after the company completed its acquisition of VMware.

At VMware's headquarters in Palo Alto, California. Source: VMware Facebook page
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According to a letter from Jill Turner, Broadcom's vice president of human services, the California-based employees will officially lose their jobs on January 26, 2024.

This brings the total publicized layoffs to around 1,995, with reports suggesting Georgia and Colorado could see 401 people impacted. 158 of Broadcom's own employees will also be dropped in Washington State in January 2024.

New York State is enacting cuts at two locations for a total of 169 employees. These cuts will go into effect in February 2024.

Channel Futures was told by a source "inside" VMware that layoffs could total between 10,000 and 20,000.

Another employee, included in the cuts, added: "A lot of people have this transitional situation where they've been told upfront, 'You've got three months, six months, nine months,’ or whatever. They're going to train their replacement."

Broadcom is also moving its HQ from San Jose to the Palo Alto location, reports the Silicon Valley Business Journal. In addition to the relocation, CEO Hock Tan will remove VMware's hybrid working policy, requiring workers to come into the office if they live within 60 miles of the location.

The CEO said: "Remote work does not exist at Broadcom."

He added: "If you are customer-facing, go-to-market (sales), then sure, you can be remote, I don't care. Any other exception, you better learn how to walk on water, I'm serious."