Mass. locations: Burlington
Total worldwide employees: 33,000
Total announced worldwide job cuts: Up to 6,000 (18 percent of workforce)
The Associated Press reported Nov. 14 that Sun Microsystems will lay off 18 percent of its workforce as sales of its high-end computer servers have collapsed. As of last year, the company employed 1,750 at its Burlington facility. Although the company declined to say how many of its Mass. workers will be affected, if the percent of cuts worldwide were applied to Massachusetts, up to 315 jobs could be lost in the state.