Am I Next? Layoffs at Acelity - Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI)

San Antonio, Texas-based Acelity, a holding company whose operating subsidiaries Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI) and Systagenix develop and market advanced wound care products, has announced that it will be undergoing a restructuring that will result in the elimination of 265 employees, mostly performing administrative support and customer service duties. Approximately 200 employees in the San Antonio office and 65 employees in the KCI service center in Charlotte, North Carolina facility will be affected. Operations at the Charlotte office will be phased out and closed permanently.

Speaking about the restructuring, a company spokesperson noted, "Unfortunately, this will result in position eliminations for some of our colleagues in San Antonio and Charlotte in the coming months. While this decision is difficult, it is necessary as we expand our commitment to improving our customers’ experience. We are communicating with our teams now so that we can maintain transparency and work together through this process. We are fully committed to offering support and resources, including employee assistance, career counseling and outplacement services to minimize the disruption for those who will be departing the company later this year."

There are no guarantees in life, or promises for a bright future. Just because something bad hasn't happened yet, doesn't mean it won't. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere ... are you now wondering, Am I Next?