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@ WHEC @ 1kml
You provided a great tip.
This news outlet is directly linked to national nbc news. Let’s see who is willing to tell them about your story?
Year, position, age, state at time of irif
In another thread on this board @132z7do9-2mgr said to email [email protected] with reports of layoffs in Rochester/Webster. That's the local news for that area and I would encourage everyone to send them what you've heard. Even though they're in upstate NY they might get picked up by the national desks in NYC and expose Johnny V's hatchet work.
Has anybody contacted the local (Rochester) news to tell them about the layoffs? I've yet to see a single news story on it, and if the information here is correct, there were at least a couple hundred people let go corporate wide.
New York warn is 250 people
While I do not see any WARN notices for Xerox in New York, they are several for HCL and the address given is 800 Phillips Rd, Webster NY.
I was laid off in Webster on Friday and I know of 17 others that were also let go. I recognize all of the names, personally know 7 of them, and 3 were from my team. The common theme among all of us is we were all long time Xerox employees with at least 14 or 15 years or more. None of us had been rebadged to HCL.
Thankfully due to this board I knew something was coming and I was mentally prepared for it.
I personally know of 12 and I live on the west coast and don't know a lot of people in Webster, so 100 or more seems possible to me.
There's no way a couple hundred were laid off from Webster.
I think a couple hundred were laid off from Webster yesterday. I think they got ride of a lot of long term Xerox employees. this senior leaders dont want Xerox people.
A few layoffs at Xerox XBS Lewan this week. Hush hush of course
That's what's been so frustrating about this whole debacle. The national news is never going to hear about it. And all we have for "evidence" is this board. No one can really confirm anything.
Johnny V has been doing a good job keeping all of the layoffs quiet. He makes sure that the majority of them fall below each state's WARN threshold for reporting the layoffs to the state.
I forgot what the WARN acronym means....basically each state has a law that if more than XX number of people are going to be laid off the company has to send formal notice to the state labor department 30 or 60 days prior (number of days may vary with each state). These notices are posted online and many news organizations monitor them so they can report on local economic news. Google your state and "WARN notice" and you'll see where they post them online.
But Johnny V has been making sure to stay below these thresholds for each state, so you never see any official reporting done on it. He doesn't want HP and others to see just how bad things really are here. He'll spread out the layoffs, some in Webster, some in Texas, some in the XBS cores.....etc. That way he can swing his hatchet without too many people seeing it.
Large companies normally publicly announce layoffs because when Wall Street hears about the cost cutting it tends to drive up the stock price (cutting expenses = more profits). But when you do them over and over and over again it sends the signal that you're in trouble, so Johnny V does everything he can to keep them hushed up.
If you're affected, or others around you are, let your local news know. They feed all their stories into the major wire networks (Associated Press, etc) and if the national desks see several on the same day they just might dig further into it and cover it on the national nightly newscast. News about the economy affects everyone so they're more likely to run something about large layoffs than ignore it.
I'd give anything to be a fly on the wall in Johnny's media room as he watches the evening news and gets surprised by "Is Xerox in trouble? They laid off hundreds today. More after the commercial". Sweat starts to pour from his brow, then seconds later his work cell phone starts ringing with a call from Xerox corporate media relations wanting to know how to "spin" the news.
Then his personal cell phone rings, with the name "Icahn" displayed..........