In ‘isolated incident’, Wipro lays off 120 employees in Tampa, US: Reports

According to reports, Wipro has laid off 120 employees in the United States, and described the job cuts an ‘isolated incident.’ The employees are from the company office in Florida’s Tampa and, according to Wipro, a ‘realignment in business needs’ led to them losing their jobs.

According to reports, Wipro has some 20,500 employees across the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil (Bloomberg file photo)

The IT giant detailed the layoffs in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN), which it filed with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the reports said.

“Wipro remains deeply committed to the (Tampa) region. All other employees serving clients in the Tampa area remain unaffected,” a statement from the Bengaluru-headquartered organisation said.

Wipro layoffs in Tampa

Among those laid off, more than 100 people are processing agents, and the rest are team leaders and a team manager. The layoffs, which are permanent, will begin in May.

Across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, Wipro has more than 20,500 employees.

Over 450 freshers sacked in India

Back home in India, the company terminated 452 freshers in January, with their ‘under-performance’ being the reason behind the IT major’s decision. On the other hand, some candidates waiting to be onboarded have been asked if they would instead join at a package lower than what was originally agree upon.