Most of, if not all, the operations staff (server, storage, virtualization, networking, etc.) all got moved off the Ascension contract and had to find other jobs within HCL. They switch you to hourly so you leave or you starve to death. That is how HCL can claim that they never layoff any of their staff.
Just in case some people believe their BS, here it is in a nutshell. Thanks, @5mct+1dq80iBs.