Job Cuts Roll On: Georgia Faces Continued Layoffs as Another Business Trims its Workforce

Ash Jurberg

Layoff Wave Hits Georgia Again: More Job Losses as Another Business Cuts Staff

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Unfortunately, the layoffs in Georgia continued as a major business advising of mass layoffs yesterday.

Under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, an employer with more than 100 full-time workers must provide a 60-day notice before laying off 50 or more people at a single site.

VMware filed a notice with the Georgia Department of Labor yesterday advising that 217 staff at its office in Atlanta will be laid off. Employees learned yesterday that their positions would be eliminated due to the company being acquired by Broadcom. Broadcom closed its $69 billion acquisition of VMware on November 22.

Employees who were laid off received an email advising them of the news.

"Broadcom recently completed its acquisition of VMware. As part of integration planning and following an organizational needs assessment, we identified go-forward roles that will be required within the combined company. We regret to inform you that your position is being eliminated, and your employment will be terminated. We would like to thank you for your dedication and service. We want to make this transition as smooth as possible, including offering you a generous severance package and providing you a non-working paid notice period."

Georgia Job Cuts

Across 2023, fifty-three businesses have filed a WARN act with the Georgia Department of Labor advising of layoffs resulting in over 12,600 people losing their jobs.

This year's total has already surpassed that of 2022, when fifty businesses lodged WARN notices, leading to 3,823 lost jobs.

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