CARY – Employees reported more layoffs this week at SAS, and local media picked up on the news. SAS says it’s continuing with plans to cut its labor force of some 14,000 by 1%.
SAS also continues to hire. Some 150 openings are listed at its career site, and several are at its Cary headquarters – roughly equivalent to planned headcount reductions.
Asked about the layoffs a SAS spokesperson said to check its earlier comments about job cuts as it prepares for a public stock offering.
In earlier statements SAS has said:
“Wherever possible, we offer internal career mobility options with realignments. SAS continues to hire for positions in our core focus areas. You can always see our current job postings at sas.com/careers.”
“We explained earlier this year that as part of our normal business processes, we have been slowly shifting some divisional structures to better align with our corporate priorities and core focus areas. Offering skills development and internal career mobility with realignments is one way that we demonstrate our commitment to retaining talented employees and providing individual growth opportunities, while also ensuring we are making the right decisions for business growth.
“While some change is inevitable to prepare our company for the future, taking care of our people remains a top priority of SAS leadership. The total impact for 2023 is expected to be approximately one percent of our total workforce, which includes the positions we discussed recently.”
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