layoffs

Microsoft in Fargo Confirms Employee Layoffs

A spokesperson would not say how many employees are affected

FARGO, N.D. — Microsoft lays off employees at its Fargo campus. A spokesperson for the company would not say how many people were affected. The company’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington put out a statement that says, a small percentage of the employee base in Fargo was eliminated. Microsoft says it reflects adaptions to business needs and does not change its…

Minnesota State University Moorhead finalizes budget plan proposed in April 2020

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Minnesota State University Moorhead officially laid off 24 faculty members as a part of its comprehensive budget plan. The budget plan was proposed in April 2020 and is designed to close a projected gap of $6 million in the fiscal year 2022. Nine programs will be closed and the School Psychology Graduate Program will be suspended. The 149 students…

Essentia Health to permanently layoff nearly 900 employees

FARGO, N.D.–Essentia Health has announced their decision to move forward with permanent layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Health organization says it has experienced operational losses nearing $100 million since the beginning of March. Various measures have been taken to attempt to offset the decline in revenue including placing employees on administrative leave, flexing hours, reducing physician and executive…

MSUM Proposes Cutting 10 Majors, 66 Positions to Make Up For $6 Million Budget Shortfall

There would also be cuts in three administrator positions, 43 faculty and 20 staff positions.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A $6 million budget deficit for Minnesota University of Moorhead is leading the University to proposing cuts to majors and staff. 10 majors would be cut including advertising, international studies and the university’s theatre arts program. There would also be cuts in three administrator positions, 43 faculty and 20 staff positions. MSUM Union Faculty President Matt Craig…

CNH Industrial Confirms 35 Layoffs at Fargo Plant

CNH says the layoffs are "permanent."

FARGO, N.D.–CNH Industrial has confirmed it will be laying off 35 employees at its Fargo location. The layoffs are directly linked to the reduced demand in products manufactured in Fargo. CNH Industrial sells agricultural and construction equipment, as well as trucks, specialty vehicles, buses and commercial vehicles. CNH says the layoffs are “permanent,” but it does not see any additional…

3M to Cut 1,500 Jobs as Part of ‘Transformation Journey’

3M reported sales declined nearly two percent last year.

MAPLEWOOD, Minn.–Minnesota-based 3M is eliminating 1,500 jobs in what it says is the next step in its “transformation journey.” The company says it is restructuring as it moves to a new global operating model and streamlined organizational structure. 3M took a pre-tax restructuring charge of 134 million dollars in the fourth quarter of 2019. The company expects eliminating the positions…

Best Buy Geek Squad Cutting Jobs

The Geek Squad is responsible for in-home product installations and repairs for appliances and electronics

  NATIONAL — Nearly 400 Best Buy Geeks will be losing their jobs in the squad. The company announced it is laying off 399 Geek Squad employees from across the country. The Geek Squad is responsible for in-home product installations and repairs for appliances and electronics. Best Buy officials say the layoffs will begin in September. If those affected choose…

North Dakota to Pay $3 Million for Voluntary Buyouts

Gov. Burgum said the buyouts might limit the need for layoffs

  BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota will pay about $3 million to 158 employees approved for voluntary buyouts. In April, Gov. Burgum gave 17 agency heads the option to offer buyouts to employees. He said the buyouts might limit the need for layoffs. At least 200 people applied for the buyouts, but it was up to the agencies to determine…

ND Government Employees Willing to Take Voluntary Buyouts

Agencies told employees the buyouts might limit the need for layoffs

  BISMARCK, ND — About 100 employees from cabinet-level agencies in North Dakota state government have expressed interest in taking voluntary buyouts to help with the state’s struggling finances. Gov. Burgum gave agency heads in April the option to offer buyouts to employees and letters went out to some 3,600 with the offer. Agencies told employees the buyouts might limit…

Walmart to Eliminate 1,000 More Jobs

This adds to the 7,000 jobs Walmart cut back in September of 2016

Walmart announces another round of job cuts. The retailer is getting ready to eliminate another 1,000 jobs before the end of this month. The cuts will mostly come from its corporate headquarters in Arkansas, although corporate officials would not confirm it would happen. Officials did say the company is always looking for “ways to operate more efficiently”. This comes on the…