Wipro Layoffs Hit 120 Workers in Florida Due to Lack of Work

During the last two months 44,900 IT jobs have been lost.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

March 17, 2023

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Wipro has confirmed layoffs impacting 120 workers in Tampa, Florida, citing a lack of work.

The Wipro layoffs are detailed in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notice filed with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The cuts are at one location in Tampa.

More than 100 of the impacted employees are processing agents. The rest are team leaders and a team manager.

Wipro sent us the following statement:

“Wipro has reduced headcount in Tampa due to a realignment of business needs. This is an isolated incident. Wipro remains deeply committed to the region. And all other Wipro employees serving clients in the Tampa area remain unaffected.”

The company’s headquarters are in India.

Keep up with our telecom-IT layoff tracker to see which companies are cutting jobs and the ensuing channel impact.

Wipro Layoffs Latest in Massive Wave of Tech Layoffs

Wipro joins the more than 20 companies doing business in the channel that have cut workers since the start of the year.

The layoffs, which are permanent, will start in May. The impacted employees don’t have a union representative, and no employee has the right to bump into another job.

Earlier this month, Wipro announced the opening of its Americas headquarters in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Wipro has about 20,500 employees located across the United States, Canada and LATAM (Mexico and Brazil). Globally, it has over 250,000 employees and business partners across 66 countries.

The Americas region makes up nearly 60% of Wipro’s global revenues.

During the past two months, 44,900 IT jobs have been lost amid a flurry of major layoffs and as recruitment of IT professionals ground to a halt. That’s according to Janco and Associates. This is the first loss in the number of working IT professionals in more than 27 months.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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