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Job Cuts Hit Seattle Startup as Company Shifts Work Offshore

Ash Jurberg

Seattle Startup Takes Drastic Measures, Sending Jobs Offshore to Cut Costs
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More jobs have been lost in Seattle, with Outreach, a Seattle sales software startup cuts, announcing that it will be cutting 12% of its workforce.

According to GeekWire, Outreach "will offshore certain business functions to Mexico City and India."

The layoffs will be the fourth round of recent cuts made by the Seattle business. They cut 5% of their payroll in August 2022, followed by a 7% workforce reduction in February and another 5% reduction of its staff last month.

"This decision was not made lightly. The overall economic environment has changed significantly over the last year. In order to ensure Outreach’s long-term success, we are making several changes to keep our costs in-line with a company of our size and stage.” Outreach spokesperson

Washington Job Cuts

A few other businesses in Washington have recently advised of mass layoffs.

This includes:

  • Yellow Corp, a trucking business that laid off 437 workers in Washington across sites in Everett, Seattle, Tacoma, E. Wenatchee, Union Gap, Pasco, and Spokane.
  • Last week, Crothall Healthcare announced today that 174 of its Seattle employees will lose their positions.
  • Cognizant, a US-based software exporter, is cutting 93 workers in Bothall at the end of September.
  • Centerra, a Security Services contractor, will cut 92 jobs across sites employees in Seattle, Tacoma, Yakima, Spokane, and Richland.

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