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NU President Warns Of Impending Layoffs

May 15, 2020

Layoffs are coming to the University of Nebraska.  NU President Ted Carter says 20 positions will be eliminated as the university tries to address a 50-million-dollar budget shortfall.  Seventeen employees, mostly in the Information Technology department, will lose their jobs and three vacant positions will not be filled.

Online retailer Hayneedle will lay off some 200 workers at its Omaha headquarters in the coming months. Hayneedle's parent company, Walmart, told the Omaha World-Herald on Thursday that about 100 local workers will remain employed and will be based at the Sarpy County call center. Those being laid off will get at least a 60-day notice and will be eligible to apply for other jobs within the Walmart organization. A written statement from Walmart says the layoffs follow a decision to integrate the Hayneedle business and select functions within Walmart.com.