In the latest N.C. securities filings news:

  • Convergys, a customer experience outsourcing company, will lay off 169 employees at its Greenville location later this year.
  • Canopy Financial Advisors in Charlotte raises $1.2 million.

The details:

  • Convergys to lay off 169 employees in Greenville

Convergys, a customer experience outsourcing company will lay off 169 employees at its Greenville location later this year, according to a notice filed with the state Commerce Department, reports Elizabeth Fleischer for North Carolina Business News Wire.

Convergys serves the automotive, communications, financial services, health care, insurance, retail, technology, utilities and travel and hospitality industries.

The WARN notice states that the 169 employees is a worst-case situation number as the company will try to move qualified employees to open positions in other programs.   Additionally, it says that Convergys is maintaining its presence in the area with other programs.

According to the notice, company leaders are trying to sell the space it is closing to other clients and will do its best to move qualified employees to open positions at the company in a different program.

The company is permanently closing one of its client programs located at the Greenville Contact Center at 1130 Sugg Parkway.

Cincinnati-based Convergys gave notice of its intentions to close the client program on Feb. 9, and the closure is expected on April 15.

The company is also laying off 175 workers outside of St. Louis, according to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch story, and 134 workers in Tennessee, according to The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle.

The company is having its fourth quarter 2016 conference call on Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. The company’s third quarter results were disappointing with earnings per share of 36 cents, down from 55 cents in the prior quarter.

According to the company website, there are 174 open positions that one can apply to in various locations in the U.S., as well as many others around the world.

This notice was filed pursuant to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, which must be filed 60 days in advance of a plant closing that affects more than 50 employees in a 30-day period or a mass layoff of at least 500 employees or between 50-499 employees if they make up at least one-third of the employer’s workforce.

  • Canopy Financial Advisors raises $1.2 million in debt and equity

Canopy Financial Advisors, a Charlotte-based financial technology company raised $1.2 million in a debt and equity offering, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, reports Ryder Smith.

Canopy wants to raise a total of $2 million.

The company filed the Form D on Feb. 13. It did not disclose what it intended to do with the proceeds.

David Stedman is the CEO of Canopy. Stedman was the vice president of Goldman Sachs, a director at Barclays and CEO of Assiduous Strategic Investments LLC before becoming CEO of Canopy.

Canopy offers consumers everything they need to get started with financial wellness through a personalized platform, financial coaching and consulting and empowerment through education. The company argues that providing financial wellness programs to employers saves companies money.

Note: This story is from the North Carolina Business News Wire, a service of UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism