Adecco announces mass layoff in New York

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The world’s largest staffing company, Switzerland-based Adecco, will lay off 154 staff when it relocates its North American headquarters from Melville, New York to Jacksonville, Florida. While it did not publicize the plans, it filed the layoffs in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification with the New York Department of Labor – a requirement for mass layoffs.

The workers will begin to be let go at the end of August, and layoffs will continue until the end of the year.

However, by 2016, 185 new jobs will be brought to Florida, where Adecco already has 354 employees. The company seems to be going strong, reporting 6% growth in profit for the first quarter of the year, and a 2% revenue increase in North America, which makes up a fifth of the company’s market.

“While this was a difficult decision to make, it was a necessary one as we continually look for ways to create a more efficient organization,” said Adecco’s public relations senior manager Vannessa Almeida at the initial announcement of the relocation. She was not immediately available for comment on the layoffs.
 

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