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Nutanix is furloughing a total of 1,465 employees in California, representing nearly 25 percent of the company’s worldwide headcount, due to “uncertain business conditions” stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

Nutanix confirmed to CRN that it is implementing two separate, one-week unpaid furloughs effecting at least 1,465 employees that will occur on a rolling basis effective May 4 through July 26, followed by another round from Aug. 3 through Oct. 31. 

In a statement to CRN, Nutanix said it is taking “deliberate and proactive expense-reduction measures that we believe to be prudent” as the company manages through the uncertain business conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“These measures include two, week-long furloughs for many of our employees over the course of the next six months. Nutanix services will remain fully available, and the furloughs have been structured so that our customers should experience little or no changes from the normal course during this period,” said Nutanix to CRN. “We are taking this precautionary measure to help ensure our business remains healthy in the long term. Our philosophy as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic is to do the ‘most good’ with the least amount of harm for all of our employees.”

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