Boy, the grim job news continues unabated.
Leading the pack Wednesday was this report that hard-drive maker Western Digital plans to lay off 2,500 people, or about 5 percent of its global work force, and will cut executive pay in response to demand it calls "significantly below" expectations for the quarter. It did not specify how much it will reduce executive pay in the Associated Press story in the Boston Globe.
In addition, the AP reports:
IT Business Edge's Ann All recently wrote that 180,000 tech jobs could be cut by the end of the year.