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Mass Sun Microsystems Layoffs Lawren shares her personal experiences on being laid off from her jobs.

Sun Microsystems Inc. will fire 9% of its employees as demand for big computers, already slumping from the Internet and telecommunications collapses, slowed dramatically after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

These are the first significant layoffs at the Silicon Valley powerhouse and mark the end of an amazing growth spurt for the maker of workstations and high-end servers that run computer networks used by many dot-com firms and big corporations.

The Palo Alto-based company said Friday that it will shed 3,900 of its 43,200 workers. About a third of the layoffs will be in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sun said it will miss consensus...



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