AM I NEXT? LAYOFFS AT WELCH ALLYN

Am I Next? Layoffs at Welch Allyn in Beaverton, Oregon

Skaneateles Falls, New York-based Welch Allyn, an iconic manufacturer of medical diagnostic devices, has announced the layoff of approximately 50 employees and the mid-2019 closure of its 3-year-old purpose-built 34,000 square-foot development and technology center in Beaverton, Oregon.

The decision was made by Welch Allyn’s parent, Chicago, Illinois-based Hill-Rom. According to a Hill-Rom spokesperson, the stems from Hill-Rom's plan to co-locate the Beaverton research and development workers with other Hill-Rom researchers.

AM I NEXT? NO LOVE AT TCF BANK

Am I Next? No love at TCF Bank - 145 layoffs.

Another financial services call and operations center fall by the wayside as Wayzata, Minnesota-based TCF Bank moves it contact and operations operation out of their Sioux Falls, South Dakota facility. The closure will result in layoffs of all 145 Corporate Operations Support, Payment Services, and Contact Center team members who work at this location.

According to a company spokesperson…

“Last week, TCF Bank announced it plans to sell its operations center located at 4101 W. 38th St. in Sioux Falls and will relocate Retail Banking and Enterprise Operations roles to its Plymouth, Minnesota and Garfield, Illinois offices. All relocations will occur in phases through March 31, 2019. A small group of TCF’s Risk team members will remain in Sioux Falls.”

The move should come as no surprise to employees as there have been a number of layoffs in the Sioux Falls financial services sector since the beginning of the year. Notably 80 Citibank call center workers were also laid off “to align staffing with current business needs.”

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AM I NEXT? NO LOVE AT NESTLE WATERS READYREFRESH

Am I Next? Nestle Waters Ready Refresh mass layoff in Kearny, New Jersey.

As part of a company-wide restructuring effort Stamford, Connecticut-based Nestle Waters North America Inc. has announced that it will be closing its ReadyRefresh distribution facility in Kearny, New Jersey and laying off 175 employees.  

ReadyRefresh distributes brands such as Poland Spring, Perrier, S. Pellegrino and Nestle Pure Life to home and commercial customers.

Nestle disputes the characterization that the workers are being laid off because they are being assigned to other facilities in Jersey City, New Jersey; Carlstadt, New Jersey; Long Island City, New York, and Elmsford, New York. However, employees who do not choose to relocate will be laid off. 

The company’s spokesperson noted, “We are implementing a series of operational changes within ReadyRefresh branch locations serving the New York metropolitan area. These operational changes are part of our business strategy to optimize our delivery process and strengthen our organization for future growth."

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