Austin Layoffs to Leave Hundreds Out of Work at Novitex, Oracle

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Roughly 200 People Will Lose Their Jobs in a Couple of Months

Two tech companies operating in the Austin area are planning on cutting 200 jobs over the next couple of months, according to documents filed with the Texas Workforce Commission.

Both Novitex Enterprise Solutions, Inc. and Oracle America, Inc. are planning on instituting layoffs by early November. Oracle’s Austin location will shed 108 jobs by October 31, while Novitex’s Round Rock location will cut 86 employees by November 5. The companies have yet to disclose which positions will be affected.

Oracle is currently developing a new corporate campus, but the company is still looking into reductions.

Novitex’s culling came as a result of a lost contract with Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL), which the company stated was a “sudden and unexpected loss.”

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The Austin area is considered one of the more lively tech hubs in the U.S., with many companies operating or maintaining a headquarters within the city. As such, a good portion of Austin’s economy relies on tech companies, especially ones that have strong presences like major offices or facilities. The loss of these jobs is an unwanted sign of some tech companies struggling in a city that largely relies on them in a number of ways.

There is no word yet on whether any of the losses will be supplemented by Oracle’s move to a newer facility, but considering that the company said it was in the midst of a reduction, it is unlikely that many of the people affected will find positions within the company once the new headquarters is opened.

 

Sources

Two tech companies to eliminate nearly 200 Austin-area jobs through layoffs,” 512tech, September 11, 2017.

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