Jobs Laid Off 3,000 from Apple to Save It from Bankruptcy
(p. 339) In his first year back, Jobs laid off more than three thousand people, which salvaged the company's balance sheet. For the fiscal year that ended when Jobs became interim CEO in September 1997, Apple lost $1.04 billion. "We were less than ninety days from being insolvent," he recalled.
Isaacson, Walter. Steve Jobs. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011.