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Earlier Tuesday Sun Microsystems (JAVA) announced that it would be cutting 3,000 members of its workforce, less than a year after the company announced plans to lay off up to 6,000 of its employees. Sun blamed the latest wave of layoffs on delays involved in Oracle’s acquisition of the company, which was annouced last April but is currently being held up by European regulators.

Sun says that it will be eliminating the jobs over the course of the next year in locations worldwide, and that the cuts have already begun. There are reports that there may be even more cuts once the acquisition is complete.

We’ve updated the Layoff Tracker with the news.

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Source: Sun: 3,000 More Layoffs Amid Acquisition Delays