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Xerox to cut staff by 495 in Bakersfield

Posted at 4:50 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 20:17:17-05

XEROX officials said they are cutting staff in Bakersfield. 

Coco Salazar, Xerox Corporate Communications Manager said:

Due to the changing business needs of a client, we are making the necessary yet difficult decision to reduce our workforce at our Bakersfield operations. This decision impacts one specific unit dedicated to a single client and is not associated with Xerox’s previously announced decision to separate into two independent companies.

We realize this affects individuals, and every effort is being made to ensure that all employees are treated fairly. Affected employees have the opportunity to apply to other positions within the company. We will provide job-search assistance as employees seek new jobs within and outside of Xerox. We will also provide a separation package to those who qualify.

Salazar said that about 495 Xerox layoffs will happen in Bakersfield.

In 2015, Xerox was planning on hiring 400 employees to its  customer care branch in Bakersfield.