There’s confirmation that the merger of Grass Valley and Miranda will be leading to layoffs. Some 70 employees are slated to be let go between July 15th of this year and April of 2015. The company Human Resources department says they expect the elimination of the affected employees’ positions to be permanent and no bumping rights exist. None of the affected employees are represented by a Union, but Christine Hoxsie, a staffing Specialist with the One Stop Business and Career Center says their center has already been working with the affected employees.*
Besides the general services they offer Hoxsie says the One Stop Business and Career Center will receive additional funding to more intensively help people who have gone through large layoff or business closure. She says the Career Center has worked with Grass Valley Group in the past.*
The employees will have the option of retraining or relocating. Hoxsie says in the past laid off employees have had success finding jobs in the Reno and Sacramento markets as well as in Auburn, Marysville and Yuba City.