News : Wipro Cuts Another 115 Jobs
Brantford, ON, Canada, Feb 19, 2015 -- Another massive layoff was announced at Wipro Technologies Thursday morning.
The move will terminate 115 people and comes on the heels of Wipro laying off more than 50 other workers less than two weeks ago.
A former manager with a long history at the call centre said a notice was posted saying the layoff would affect 107 hourly employees and eight salaried staff members.
"People are pretty disgusted," said the man, who asked not to be identified.
"These are people with mortgages and rent to pay."
The call centre, which opened in February 2012, bloomed to more than 500 workers at one point, said the former manager.
With this latest layoff, it's left with about 35 people.
Two weeks ago when 54 people were let go, a Wipro spokesperson said the Brantford office wasn't closing but "undertaking a round of redundancies ... due to a change in business requirements."
"There are no plans to close the Brantford office," said the spokesperson.
"The company will remain invested in Brantford and Canada and all other employees remain unaffected."
The former manager said the company is still providing phone support for Bell Mobility and Bell Aliant but will lose the Bell Mobility contract in six weeks.
The latest layoffs take effect on Feb. 28 and March 31 with most of the employees getting eight weeks notice or payout.
The former manager also said many workers were instructed not to tell anyone about the layoffs and, specifically, not talk to the media about the job losses.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Wednesday, February 25, 2015