Dell will reportedly cut up to 3,000 jobs now that its mega-merger with EMC is done

Michael dellDell founder Michael Dell attends the 2014 Social Good Summit at 92Y on September 22, 2014 in New York City.Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Dell Technologies, the newly formed company now that EMC has joined Dell, is planning on cutting 2,000 to 3,000 jobs, unnamed sources have told Bloomberg's Dina Bass and Brian Womack.

The $67 billion acquisition of EMC by Dell closed on Wednesday. It's the largest acquisition in tech history, and created a new tech company with 140,000 employees.

Now that EMC is part of Dell, Dell hopes to find cost savings of about $1.7 billion in the first 18 months, Bloomberg reports. However, these sources reaffirmed what Michael Dell has been publicly saying, that the company is far more focused on increasing sales than cost-cutting.

Dell has always kept a tight rein on its costs. It came to prominence in the PC and computer server industries by squeezing cost out of its supply chain.

Such huge mergers, especially when financed with a lot of debt like this deal has been, often does mean job cuts, as the two companies merge and find overlapping positions.

Dell has not yet responded to Business Insider's request for comment. It declined comment to Bloomberg.

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