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Fuji Xerox staff cuts around the country

Friday, 21 October 2016
By Patrick Howard

Sunil Gupta, managing director, Fuji Xerox Australia.

Reports of substantial redundancies in Fuji Xerox Australia are coming in from all states in Australia as management declares ‘no comment at this time.’

[Since this article was published Fuji Xerox management released a statement; Fuji Xerox Australia continues to respond to the changing market conditions and serve our customers. We have realigned our operation to support our customers in the most diligent and efficient manner.]

The supply side industry is aflame with reports of senior sales personnel being shown the door in a major staff reorganisation yesterday. Other staffers have been reassigned with some losing status.

The reports remain unconfirmed at this stage by the company, which often employs a policy of not reporting on staff movements. There is no independent verification of numbers and widespread claims of hundreds being shown the door should be treated with scepticism.

However, there are many reports from industry insiders on long-term personnel being shown the door in what one described as a “bloodletting.”  One 25-year plus casualty described losing their job as “a crazy feeling.”

The reports are the latest unwanted publicity for the company on both sides of the Tasman this year since Neil Whittaker’s sudden departure as managing director. Sunil Gupta, his replacement, has since slimmed down the Australian company, reducing its involvement in areas outside its core print and services business. Wide format and 3D printing are among the sectors that have been rationalised as he brings the largest digital supplier back on track.

 

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4 Responses to “Fuji Xerox staff cuts around the country”

  1. October 21, 2016 at 2:28 pm,

    YES
    said:

    All true.

  2. October 22, 2016 at 9:27 am,

    No Longer There
    said:

    It’s interesting how all FX articles keep referring to Neil Whittaker. In fact Neil & Sunil are very similar in that during my employment at FX, which finished yesterday, the only time I ever had any communication from Neil was “All males must wear a tie”. Since Sunil started, the only communication I ever had was “All males don’t need to wear a tie anymore”.

  3. October 26, 2016 at 11:25 am,

    Scoobydidnt
    said:

    They got rid of a lot of women. There are no women left in their graphics business.

  4. November 21, 2016 at 5:56 pm,

    Dropsizecounts
    said:

    Another sad day at FXA today with more staff advised their services are no longer required. Hopefully the costs will soon be over shadowed by the revenue so the fear and uncertainty will subside.
    What next? More cost cutting or a cunning sales strategy?

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