Concentrix Corporation filed a WARN notice on Monday, reporting that 192 employees will be laid off.
The reason stated for the WARN filing is a plant layoff due to economic reasons.
The layoff date will be December 31.
Concentrix Corporation provides back office operations for a number of companies around the world. In 2012, the company announced an expansion that was set to create 350 jobs at their location on Monroe Avenue over three years.
An employee we spoke with says certain people received a letter that 192 positions were to be eliminated by the end of the year. The employee says Concentrix is letting go of their tech support program, called “Avalon,” and that employees have the option to move to another department.
The company’s VP of Global Engagement, Daniel Woods, says they followed the appropriate WARN requirements.
In a statement provided by Woods, the company says that they are encouraging impacted staff in to consider other open roles within the company.
The Pittsford Town Supervisor weighed in on the layoffs, saying the downsizing is an example of how difficult it is for businesses to stay in New York State.
“Those of us at the local level the town level at the county level at the state, this is what we are fighting against,” said Town Supervisor Bill Smith. “We are trying to create conditions that are conducive to to having businesses come here and remain here.”
That full statement from Concentrix Corporation can be read below:
“Concentrix will continue to invest and grow locally and globally. We are not closing the Rochester site. Rather, a local client recently assessed its support footprint (as it does annually) and determined that services provided by Concentrix in Pittsford were redundant. We are encouraging impacted staff in good standing to consider other open roles within the company. Our business will continue to grow aggressively, including our work-at-home program. Thus, there are opportunities for impacted staff to remain employed with Concentrix by transitioning to other available positions, both inside and outside our brick and mortar locations.”