Qualcomm laying off 158 in Boulder

BOULDER — Qualcomm Inc., is laying off 158 full-time workers at its Boulder offices as part of a major reorganization for the semiconductor company.

Officials for San Diego-based Qualcomm disclosed the layoffs in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act filing with the state of Colorado this month. The layoffs are slated to begin Nov. 20, and come at the same time the company is reportedly laying off more than 1,300 employees in San Diego. Qualcomm employs some 31,000 worldwide.

Company officials have stated that the affected employees will be provided severance packages, outplacement resources and other career transition services.

Qualcomm owns a five-building campus in Gunbarrel on Lookout and Spine roads. A company spokesperson on Wednesday declined to disclose the total number of employees Qualcomm has in Boulder. Various estimates place the figure between 350 and 750, though the WARN filing would indicate that the number is less than 475 given certain criteria that trigger the requirement of a WARN filing in Colorado.

According to Qualcomm’s website, the company has had a presence in Boulder since 1991. Engineering teams at the site are working primarily on the development of chipsets and software for use in wireless devices, according to the site.

BOULDER — Qualcomm Inc., is laying off 158 full-time workers at its Boulder offices as part of a major reorganization for the semiconductor company.

Officials for San Diego-based Qualcomm disclosed the layoffs in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act filing with the state of Colorado this month. The layoffs are slated to begin Nov. 20, and come at the same time the company is reportedly laying off more than 1,300 employees in San Diego. Qualcomm employs some 31,000 worldwide.

Company officials have stated that the affected employees will be provided severance packages, outplacement resources and other career transition services.

Qualcomm owns a five-building campus in Gunbarrel on Lookout and Spine roads. A company spokesperson on Wednesday declined to disclose the total number of employees Qualcomm has in Boulder. Various estimates place the figure between 350 and 750, though the WARN filing would indicate that the number is less than 475 given certain criteria that trigger the requirement of a WARN filing in Colorado.

According to Qualcomm’s website, the company has had a presence in Boulder since 1991. Engineering teams at the site are working primarily on the development of chipsets and software for use in wireless devices, according to the site.