OCLC Lays Off 27 Employees at Dublin, Ohio World Headquarters
UPDATE We’ve updated the title of this post to reflect that the layoffs at OCLC HQ took place earlier this week.
Additionally, OCLC just shared this statement with us:
OCLC is in a strong overall financial position. After a period of investment in the development of new tools and infrastructure, we are adjusting our staffing levels to be in line with future needs. As a result, OCLC has made job reductions. As we look toward the future, we will focus continued investment of the cooperative’s resources in the areas where our members are asking for solutions. We will continue hiring in areas of need. We recognize that job changes affect people. OCLC offers strong support and career transition services for people who are impacted.
,From The Columbus Dispatch:
OCLC will lay off 27 employees at its Dublin operation in a move to readjust staffing “in line with future needs.”
Over the last five years, OCLC has been in a period of significant investment in new products and services,” the nonprofit computer-service and research organization said in a statement. “To support that investment, we have increased staffing in a number of areas and completed acquisitions to strengthen our position.”
OCLC employs more than 750 a their Dublin, Ohio headquarters and more than 1200 people w0rldwide.
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