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ServiceMaster slices 155 positions

March 04, 2009
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MEMPHIS, TN — ServiceMaster Company announced it will lay off 155 employees, according to the Memphis Daily News.
ServiceMaster informed the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development that the employees will be laid off between March 21 and July 31, the story stated.
ServiceMaster spokesperson Gina Kamler said: "We are proud that our company has performed well under some of the toughest economic challenges in decades, but we recognize that we must have plans in place to continue building on the strong market-leading positions of each of our brands over the next few years."
ServiceMaster is providing severance and outplacement support to the displaced employees and have been assured they will get no fewer than 60 days’ notice before their jobs are cut, the story noted.
The layoffs stem from the decision of ServiceMaster to outsource some of its information technology services to IBM, the story added.
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