Thread regarding Pearson PLC layoffs

Pearson will soon have layoffs starting August - Sept 2015

Pearson announced this past month that they have lost 90% of TX contract and FL contract for educational assessments. My husband has worked for them for over 8 years. He is trying to get away from the assessment divisions associated with states as there is a lot of political changes in the air that have resulted in Pearson losing contracts to other insufficiently equipped companies for less money. My husband may get laid off before he can flee from the sinking TX ship. But of course since all this is due to mis-informed teachers and educators; Pearson is suffering. The company has been good to my husband and our family. I am proud that my husband works there. It is much better than some places and they have good benefits.

This will soon come to an end Is my guess for about 90% of the staff at the Austin Texas and Iowa offices. Most people are scared and they nor Pearson expected a loss this big. Once the pendulum swings back the other way soon; Texas will be begging for Pearson back; however; I think Pearson will be more cautious this time around so they are not screwed over by politically motivated teachers and TEA. Regardless of what you think of this company; they do what they do best for over 30 years and each and everyone who reads this and is the age 15 or older has most likely taken a test in primary, secondary or college using a Pearson text or test services.

I don't think you should be complaining about them since you obviously have had some form of education with their publishing products. They are primarily a publisher and they are on their way to new technological advances to meet the demand. Beware of these so called "cheaper" companies that can swear to produce a higher quality product at a "cheaper price".. all I can say America is that you get what you paid for.. all the while as our youth go farther behind than other countries.. and btw: Pearson does world-wide assessments so blaming them for poor education is like shooting the messenger. Expect Pearson to downsize starting Sept. 1. 2015 starting with FL, TX and Iowa Offices. I wish all the people who will be laid off the best of luck.

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I worked in Pearson Iowa City for 4 1/2 years and I savor every moment of while I was working there. Iowans are one of the friendliest people in the whole of US!!! People are very friendly, courteous and helpful!!!

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"I have applied for numerous Pearson positions I'm qualified to do, with no luck for an interview or a courteous "We Do Not Want You" letter... Silly me, to think that Pearson would want to help one of their own."

I was laid off from Pearson in 2013, and I have also applied for other Pearson jobs without so much as a courtesy of a reply. Speaks volumes. Same to you, Pearson.

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The PARCC contract looks shaky. If Pearson loses that contract, there will be many more job losses I'm afraid.

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Has anyone heard of there will be more layoffs? The contracts Pearson lost add up to a hefty sum.

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I was laid off today. Bummer, but I work in technology and will be able to find something at a higher salary. Pearson didn't pay market, but they let me work remotely and I was able to work from the Caribbean for a couple of years, even getting promoted while doing so. Losing TX and FL killed us. I will say I was treated decently while I worked there.

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270 Positions were eliminated over Pearson North America today.

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I just heard that two people I know in Assessment got let go - one was a copy editor in Iowa City and the other an artist on the Texas program. I worked for them for about 5 years and then contracted with them for 4 years. I loved my job there but left because the amount of travel I had to do was too hard on my family. It is a great company. We did outstanding work. Sad day for all the smart, dedicated, hard-working Pearson people.

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downloadbesttorrentblog.rus are starting today. Probably around 200 people or so. I was one of them.

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My position was eliminated early 2014, with over 15-1/2 yrs at Pearson and I have yet to find employment - and, as someone in their 50s, I'm scared as heck! I have applied for numerous Pearson positions I'm qualified to do, with no luck for an interview or a courteous "We Do Not Want You" letter... Silly me, to think that Pearson would want to help one of their own.

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Starting today (July 6, 2015) they are laying off people in United States -- not just Texas

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As one who got laid off two years ago from Pearson in Austin, my heart does not bleed for them

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Good post. I do not think that Pearson is a sinking ship though.

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