Previous experience with layoff at EMC: just about all of the people laid off who were not able to find another position or offered another position were 45+... oddly enough, young white males and some females magically got promoted and/or better jobs... o
Oh, and was told by a divisional director they used a stacked ranking to determine who would get the jobs offered which is just a sorry excuse to give whomever they want jobs even though they are not the most competent and productive employees.
When you are laid off, you get some skewed layoff notice with the ages of employees laid off and those who were not and it a giant piece of BS and totally irrelevant -- it encompasses every group they can think of to skew/offset the ratios and just another dirty, sleazy layoff tactic they use to get rid of older employees.
It's all really criminal but they get away with it; during the time I was laid off they had 100+ in-house attorneys, the majority who did nothing but collude with HR and managers to cover up all of the illegal/questionable/discriminatory behavior that was rampant in the company and no doubt still is, it was the culture and went all the way to the very top.
I would be surprised if much has changed because if it did, most of the managers would be gone and clearly, the employees who actually work are the ones still getting the axe, management seems to always take care of each other and why that good ole boys club has been in existence since the DG days and looks like membership to the club is at an all time high these days.