Posted by Sharon Rowlands
Today we announced some updates to our business strategy that allow Web.com to continue to grow, reduce costs, and maintain a high level of quality for our customers.
As part of our go-forward plan, we made the decision to reduce our team sizes to better match the volume of work we have. We are also taking advantage of our global footprint to move some roles into other office locations where they can be done more cost effectively, but with the same level of quality we deliver to our customers today. Lastly, we made the decision to wind down our operations in Yarmouth in 2020. As a result of these decisions, a number of positions across the company have been impacted.
While these changes are difficult, it is important to understand that this does not mean that all positions will eventually move to a lower-cost location. We firmly believe that there is a need to maintain local resources in our core offices. It is also critically important for all of our team members to know that these decisions were not a reflection of those impacted, nor the value they brought to the organization.
We’d like you to know that we are supporting our impacted team members in a number of ways throughout this transition period, and after they leave Web.com. Additionally, we are working in collaboration with Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) as well as the Nova Scotia Department of Business to explore opportunities for our talented workforce, and we are optimistic about the possibility of transitioning the Yarmouth office to a new owner. We still recognize how difficult the coming weeks and months will be for our impacted employees, and we ask all team members to respect their privacy during this time.
As a reminder, if the media or any other outside parties contact you for comments about Web.com, please direct them to Nicole Cassis (VP, Communications) or email@example.com.
I’d like to personally extend my thanks and appreciation to each of you for your service and continued dedication to our customers, now and throughout this transition period.