Avaya Israel is laying off 60 of its 380 workers as the parent company slims down.

The process, which began today, leaves mainly personnel working in R&D.

On July 26 the parent company Avaya (NYSE:AV)

(AV)

announced that 2,500 employees face dismissal as part of its austerity package. Until today, the Israeli facility had escaped the ax.

Avaya, a spinoff from Lucent (NYSE:LU), has dismissed some 10,000 people since 2000 began, leaving it with 23,000 workers around the world.

- With Oded Hermoni, Ha'aretz