Fuji Xerox staff cuts around the country
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.