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Article Date: February 2018
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Academy Lays Off 140 Employees

All the affected employees worked in the IT department as the retailer is now planning to outsource much of that work. Less than half the total IT staff is being let go with the employees given a choice between applying for a job with the third party or taking a severance package, according to the Houston Chronicle. Academy said in a statement that the move was part of its strategy to become a more digitally-focused business. The move follows an earlier announcement to lay off 57 drivers as Academy outsources its transportation business as of June this year. Last Jul., ... Log in to view full article.


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