Staples Inc. Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at Staples Inc.

Why lie?

I understand the situation is bad, I understand some adjustments are needed, but what's the point in lying to us? That's what I don't understand. Why call us to say we can expect to be called back and then weeks later call us again to let us know we... —  read more 

Stupid LinKedIn posts

Has anyone else noticed a trend of those being played off posting sappy love notes about how they loved the company and that it was a great place? Makes me think there is a stipulation in the severance that requires it or something. Anyone know what... —  read more 

Staples Haters

Too bad that's all that's here most the time. Waste of time reading this c-ap.

Any update on furloughs?

Any update on furloughs? I’ve heard that some people who were partially furloughed have been brought back to 100%. Can anyone confirm? Any update on plans for bringing everyone back?

Retail lay off?

Is anyone hearing any details yet for USR? Hearing the action may take place next week. On furlough now and waiting to find out if my job will come back. I have been looking for a new position since furlough started but jobs are drying up fast with... —  read more 

Don't listen to the rumor mill

I've been out here watching all the speculation and it only serves to make people more anxious. I've been on furlough since the beginning of April and my manager has been more that willing to answer my questions. I'd advise don't listen to rumors... —  read more 

Severance and unemployment in NY

I saw the Question and answers about Mass - does anyone know if you can collect severance and unemployment in NYS? I also know we will be receiving PTO pay next Friday. Same question - does that impact unemployment payment?


So after a few hours to digest my job loss today, I am relieved to not have the worry and uncertainty linger over me. Going into the job market isn’t appealing but it has to be better than remaining at Staples where the workload is unbearable with... —  read more 

Hoping to be laid off

Is anyone else hoping to be laid off by this money hungry hell hole? No? Just me? I'm sorry to everyone who has been laid off thus far but you're better off without this place.

If laid off

If I’m laid off, will the company still pay me for my vacation and sick time that I never took? I still haven’t heard when/if I’m returning just asking in case I find out that I’m let go sometime soon.

Retail Layoffs ?

Have there been any layoffs in retail? Either furloughed or non furloughed people?

Staples is laying off and hiring too??

Staples has been laying off people in all departments and they are still on hiring spree. How's that working out? especially in IT, they have let go of many people in past and they are still continuing to release new offers and new positions? are lot... —  read more 

No Information

I find it interesting that there hasn’t been one article published or news about the recent layoffs. I know Staples is private but you cannot get any information or rumors on this company except here. Clearly Sycamore has an exit strategy coming up... —  read more 

Jockeying for position

Observing those jockeying for position is a study in corporate dysfunction. Results speak, not kissing of the bullocks.

How many got cut?

About 75% of my office was let go over the past month, most on 6/17. Does anyone know how many total people were let go?

Are layoffs done?

Usually, there are no layoffs on Fridays, but nothing would surprise me anymore.

Major layoffs coming this week

Two Supply Chain RVP’s (PM and WB) were let go today. Furloughed associates will be notified Wednesday that their jobs are being eliminated entirely.

Any details on SBA Canada cuts?

The messaging isn’t clear on who or what departments are being cut - maybe I missed an email? Too scared to ask my boss for details in case I get added to the list...any big changes?

1-on-1 update

Anyone have there 1-on-1 yet, with updated Real info? I know everyone is worried, but all these past posts are different. Yes there will prob be more layoffs, everyone saw that coming. I do wish you all the best and hope most of these rumors are just... —  read more 

Wednesday June 17 Lay-off Confirmed

Rule is you are notified early in the morning before the news gets out - HQ office impacted. Blessing in disguise for most of us. Severance can’t be denied, rules can’t change last minute.

Promoting Sr Leadership

While thousands of associates are furloughed, Staples announced the promotion of Amit Karla to Chief SC officer. Most associates haven’t been paid their 2019 bonus, no one has received their merit increase but they promote at that level is not... —  read more 

Meetings 6/17

Anxiety high tonight since my manager scheduled a meeting tomorrow. I’m in TA. Anyone else get a last minute meeting?

Going back to the office?

Going back to the office? Do you people have concerns about getting back into the office? Or is everyone more comfortable working at home?

What to expect

We have only seen the beginning of a transformational period at Staples. In the weeks to come retail will most likely be reshaped, regions reduced by headcount and the general sales model changed. Rapid change now so the new teams can build a strong... —  read more 

Realistic Expectations

For those of you lamenting the loss of Staples culture, the loss of respected leaders, the ongoing terminations, anxiety over the security of your job and the ever changing direction of the company, you need to do your homework and be realistic. ... —  read more 

What’s happening with retail?

What’s happening with retail? Office Depot has announced that they’re closing 160 stores? Has staples announced any similar action?

Livonia office clsoing?

Lets recap what has been going on with the Livonia sales office. Print & promo team let go, tech team let go, VP KM just let go, VP BP let go six months ago, IAM team furloughed and at best only 50% of them needed. Not much left. A few furniture... —  read more 


With states beginning to open - is there any word on when they are bringing us back?

Equal Opportunities?

SD posted today that the black community has faced much hardship in gaining equal opportunities and fair chances. And how Staples is great! But how many black people are on the senior leadership team? How many black VPs and directors are at... —  read more 

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