Nearly 200 Austin-area workers are being laid off as part of job reductions by Oracle America and Novitex Enterprise Solutions.
Oracle America, which is a subsidiary of Oracle Corp., is eliminating 108 jobs, according to a WARN letter the company sent to the Texas Workforce Commission.
A WARN letter, which stands for Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, is a federally mandated notice employers must provide to state governments in the event of major layoffs.
In the Oracle letter, Victoria Thrasher, group vice president, human resources, said the company will be terminating employees as part of a reduction in force at the Riata Park Oracle facility on Riata Park Court.
Thrasher said the Riata Park facility is not closing as part of the reduction.
The elimination of the positions is permanent, and affected employees’ jobs are expected to end on Oct. 31. The letter did specify what jobs the workers performed.
California-based Oracle Corp., the world's second-largest software company, is currently developing a new corporate campus on 27 acres overlooking Lady Bird Lake.
Meanwhile, Novitex said in a WARN letter that it is eliminating 86 positions at its client site at Dell Inc. in Round Rock.
In the letter, Jamilah Foster, human resources business partner, said the Novitex cuts were “due to the sudden and unexpected loss of its contract with Dell Inc.”
Novitex, based in Stamford, Conn., is a document-outsourcing company that uses cloud-based processing platforms and provides services to customers including Fortune 500 companies and government entities.
Foster said the closing of the Dell client site will result in the layoff of all employees there. However, Novitex may offer transfers to some affected employees to other client sites nearby, she said.
For those not receiving transfers, the action is expected to be permanent, the letter said.
“There will not be any bumping rights for the potentially affected employees, that is, employees will not be able to displace more junior employees out of their job positions as a result of this closure,” the letter said. “Affected employees are not represented by a union.”
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