Seagate cuts 70 jobs in Longmont

Fresh off the announcement that it is buying Longmont-based Dot Hill Systems Corp., Seagate Technology has laid off 70 employees at its own Longmont facility.

The Denver Post reports that the job cuts amount to roughly 5 percent of Seagate’s Colorado workforce, which included 1,400 people in Longmont as of August.

The total effects of the merger with Dot Hill announced last month remain to be seen. Dot Hill employs more than 250 people in Longmont. When Cupertino, Calif.-based Seagate acquired Maxtor in 2006, about 650 Maxtor employees in Longmont lost their jobs.