BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. CAMPUS SHEDDING ADDITIONAL JOBS …
A year ago FITS reported exclusively on rolling layoffs taking place at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) – a global information technology firm with a sprawling campus in Blythewood, S.C.
CSC – which relies extensively on taxpayer-funded incentives and government contracts – started laying off dozens of employees from its Blythewood facility each bi-weekly pay period beginning last February. It also reduced pay and benefits, eliminated flexible work hours and outsourced an unspecified number of jobs.
This year’s bloodletting is reportedly going to be even worse …
“Just like 2013, but more (jobs) now,” a source familiar with the situation tells FITS.
“Meetings were held with employees (Wednesday) morning to tell them major changes are happening,” our source added. “Many older employees being cut.”
Between now and June, our source predicted “a much emptier building out in Blythewood,” adding that “the layoffs that began last year with no official acknowledgement are now officially acknowledged as ‘restructuring’ – and more to come.”
In fact we’re informed by another source familiar with the reductions that the next round of job losses will commence in April.
“The objective of these reductions are specifically to change the ratio of U.S. to offshore workers,” the source explained. “The goal is to get the entire global workforce to a much lower cost employee base.”
Ironically, on the day the latest layoffs commenced CSC was among the companies pledging to work with the administration of Barack Obama to help put long-term unemployed Americans back to work.
Talk about mixed messaging …
Neither CSC nor the S.C. Department of Commerce was available to comment on last year’s layoffs, but if we hear anything from the company this go-round (doubtful) we’ll be sure to let you know.