May 19, 2022

ProQuest Announces About 40 Layoffs as Part of Restructuring

From the Ann Arbor News:

Ann Arbor-based information IT company ProQuest laid off about 40 employees on Tuesday, a spokeswoman confirmed.

At the same time, the company has 75 available positions in various departments, said spokeswoman Beth Dempsey.

“The bottom line is this: we are not decreasing our workforce,” Dempsey said.

“We’re in the information industry. It is an exceptionally competitive and dynamic industry. Really, you have to just constantly be shifting and making sure you’re giving your customers the best experience possible,” she continued.


“We’re adding resources to areas that support growth initiatives and improve customers’ experience with ProQuest,” Dempsey said. “Where we’re reducing resources is, for example, we completed a huge technology project so we’re reducing some resources there.”

“The question is, where does ProQuest need to shift its energy to make sure we’re doing the best job we can for our customers?” she continued.

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