Thread regarding GE Healthcare layoffs

Round 1 of 2020 Layoffs, GE Healthcare Institute (HCI) - Global Training Center, Waukesha WI

Announced on 10 June, 2020, all affected employees are terminated on 10 July 2020. Meager packages are being offered. Affected staff include instructional designers, trainers, and support staff for small and large medical devices worldwide. No managers are being terminated, and several employees, who were retirement-eligible several years ago, continue to be retained (including 1 with 40 years and another with 45 years). No contingency planning has been announced to address these new gaps in service, and it is generally known that management will offload that onto remaining staff. In late 2019, it was announced that HCI was $1.6 million in the red; no actionable plan has ever been offered. It is abundantly clear that the executive leadership is completely AWOL and looking for a golden parachute.

At the same time, extremely large sums of cash continue to be plowed into unproven and wholly ineffective training methodologies, including augmented reality and virtual reality, while time-tested, economical, and extremely effective training methodologies are being cast aside. This will only serve to accelerate the demise of HCI and the rise of smaller international training centers, including Israel, Asia, and Europe. Very soon, this will negatively affect USCAN patient care, because the student body consists of clinicians who operate the machines and field engineers who service them.

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Post ID: @OP+15stOuWN

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Is GE Healthcare still going to be spun off.... or remain with the mothership ?

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Post ID: @1qqsh+15stOuWN

https://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2020/07/01/ge-healthcare-to-lay-off-over-100-employees-in.html

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Post ID: @hbkq+15stOuWN

In its day HCL was a show place. The company made $ by having outside vendors get trained. Unfortunately training today is very vague at HCL which leads to more of a vacation for some rather than a learning event.

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Post ID: @dtok+15stOuWN

Just more of Culpable's Sell & Slash style of management. Get used to it.

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Post ID: @4puv+15stOuWN

Maybe guys with 40 and 45 years might be untouchable to get rid of ?
But could they possibility afford to retire ?
Are they still at the top of their productivity ?
After a successful career, move on and let a few younger people hold onto jobs !

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Post ID: @1saf+15stOuWN

OP said Round One of 2020 Layoff's, maybe they will up the Meager Package.
I have to now to roll on the floor to laugh my a** off after saying that
i really hope there is no Round Two

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Post ID: @rcc+15stOuWN

I wholly agree with what the OP posted, sad as it may seem, it is quite true !
I wish I was a little older to get offered one of the meager packages because I would have jumped for the opportunity to end my career.
Times are surely changing at GE Healthcare and Covid-19 has propelled change to occur ASAP.
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