Oracle will reportedly move to Romania its pan-European hardware support to Romania, The Register reported. The online outlet quoted multiple sources that wish to remain anonymous.
According to The Register, the process of winding up the in-country operations started in recent weeks, but the deadline for relocating the services differs according to location.
Out of Oracle’s support teams, which consist of 424 staff, 137 are already located in Romania, a source told The Register. Consequently, the 287 staff based outside of Romania are left at risk of losing their jobs. Most of them, 77, are based in Germany, followed by 67 in Spain, 55 in France, 53 in the UK and the remainder located in other countries across the region.
According to Oracle internal communications seen by The Register, the hardware support team in Germany is expected to shutter by the end of February, and the Spain equivalent office around the same time. The Italy and France locations could close by the end of 2017, the source said.
Reportedly, the UK hardware support branch has more directors than other countries, and is estimated to be the last to hand over responsibilities to their Romanian counterparts.