The Westlake software program developer let go greater than 100 individuals this week.
WESTLAKE, Ohio — Only a day after Hyland Software program laid off greater than 100 of its staff, one lady that labored on the Westlake firm for about three years says getting let go got here as a shock.
“We had been completely blindsided by this, and I do not see a monetary purpose for why they’d to do that,” she stated. “In the course of a pandemic, it is simply chilly.”
She did not need to go on digital camera since she’s now thrust again on the job market, however did need to share the main points of what occurred.
“We joined this assembly considering it was only a common assembly, a part of the quarterly course of,” she recalled. “We had been met with a really brief, pre-recorded name letting us know that we had been let go.
“Inside 5-10 minutes from that, all of our credentials had been revoked, and I couldn’t entry something on my Hyland machine.”
She says all of them did finally obtain a comply with up e mail to their private accounts, saying that Hyland can be reaching out to them individually to debate the off-boarding course of. It is a name she’s but to obtain.
Hyland presently employs greater than 3,000 individuals, and in keeping with studies introduced in additional than $500 million in income final yr. The corporate did launch a press release saying, they had been restructuring as a part of a multi-year plan targeted on the longer term and “now we have made the tough determination to remove some positions on our present Product Supply staff. We’re offering affected staff with help of their transitions.”
“Hyland Software program is our largest employer,” Mayor Dennis Clough stated, “so that they imply an excellent deal to the town of Westlake.”
Clough says Hyland reached out to fill him in on what was occurring, and whereas the mayor says his coronary heart goes out to the staff let go, he is assured the longer term is vibrant for Hyland as a part of Westlake’s workforce.
“They are a worldwide firm, and I believe that in all probability has one thing to do with it,” he stated. “I do know that they’ve bought quite a few corporations over time to assist them develop.”
For workers let go, it is nonetheless a tricky capsule to swallow. They bear in mind firm to work for, however are confused with the way in which it ended, and hoping for brighter days.
“Hylanders are a very optimistic group of individuals,” the previous worker instructed us. “I actually love the folks that I’ve labored with, and hopefully everybody lands on their ft.”
Watch a 2019 interview with Hyland President and CEO Invoice Priemer within the participant beneath: