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Postby JDJase » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:38 pm

Rumors floating around the Yahoo facilities is that closure is imminent. Yahoo recently switched all of its hiring from direct hiring to use of staffing agencies, and rumors began floating that closure could happen as early as Wednesday. Today, hundreds of boxes were brought into the offices, with no reason yet stated by management.

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Re: Yahoo closing it's La Vista facility?

Postby Brad » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:41 pm

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Re: Yahoo closing it's La Vista facility?

Postby JDJase » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:49 am

Brad wrote:FALSE


TRUE. Well, mostly true, I wasn't very clear in my original post; I meant just the Call-Center is shutting down, not the data center. All employees were informed by HR this morning that today is their last day.

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Re: Yahoo closing it's La Vista facility?

Postby Brad » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:52 am

Ok, I was referring to the Data Center. I thought the call center was at 144th and Dodge in the FNB building? I thought the LaVista Building was Data Center Only.
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Re: Yahoo closing it's La Vista facility?

Postby Brad » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:06 am

By the way, who worked in this call center? Whenever I cal Yahoo, I get some guy in India that I can't understand. I was on the phone with the back in January forever...
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Re: Yahoo closing it's La Vista facility?

Postby JDJase » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:10 am

Ha, yeah my friend that worked there just did password resets, but he also has a very thick accent so I'm sure people thought they were calling overseas lol. Yahoo has/d 2 call centers here, both locations. I figured they were going to downsize a bit and combine them, but instead they just eliminated everyone at the La Vista site.

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Re: Yahoo closing it's La Vista facility?

Postby jessep28 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:01 am

I received no fewer than three solicitations from Yahoo! recruiters to work in that call center in 2013. I'm glad that I ignored them. Although, it would have made me an internal candidate for other positions.
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Re: Yahoo closing it's La Vista facility?

Postby Greg S » Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:22 pm

Are the offices at 144th and Dodge staying open?

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Re: Yahoo closing it's La Vista facility?

Postby Seth » Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:30 pm

JDJase wrote:All employees were informed by HR this morning that today is their last day.


Wow, I thought companies generally gave more notice for layoffs.

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Re: Yahoo closing it's La Vista facility?

Postby Greg S » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:41 am

Not usually. PayPal did it the same way.

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Re: Yahoo closing it's La Vista facility?

Postby Brad » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:48 am

I think First Data does the same thing, "Today is your last day".

I have heard of some companies that they call you in to a "meeting" where they lay you off and when you get back to your desk, its already been boxed up for you and they escort you to the door.
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Re: Yahoo closing it's La Vista facility?

Postby jessep28 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:10 am

A relative of mine worked at First Data for years. Most if not all the layoffs every year or so were same day notice.
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Re: Yahoo closing it's La Vista facility?

Postby Stargazer » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:22 am

I've never heard of layoffs (especially in IT) working any other way... it's about security/access. You'll be notified, and be allowed a few minutes to pack up, under supervision... escorted to the door.

At InfoGroup, there was a period where the admin people hid termination dates in people's MS Exchange contact info, as a note to themselves. If you knew it was coming, and where to look... you could figure out if you were among those being cut (or who, of your colleagues, were being let go).

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Re: Yahoo Business News

Postby Brad » Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:17 am

Looks like it was about a 9% cut in the Omaha Yahoo Workforce.

Janice Podsada / World-Herald staff writer wrote:he global technology firm, which employs about 350 people in the area, laid off 20 to 30 employees Tuesday at its La Vista customer service center near 108th Street and Giles Road


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Re: Yahoo Business News

Postby iamjacobm » Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:24 pm

Sounds like an activist investor has their hands in Yahoo. Talks of selling off portions of the business, hope Omaha doesn't fall victim to the musical chairs.

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Re: Yahoo Business News

Postby RNcyanide » Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:36 pm

Marvelous. Who will they target next?
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Re: Yahoo Business News

Postby HR Paperstacks » Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:22 pm

I wish an end would put to these pathetic corporate raiders.

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Re: Yahoo Business News

Postby RNcyanide » Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:44 pm

They won't stop until they strip every business from us and sending them to Chicago or NYC. They're like locusts.
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Re: Yahoo Business News

Postby Louie » Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:49 pm

RNcyanide wrote:They won't stop until they strip every business from us and sending them to Chicago or NYC. They're like locusts.

All they care about is their own bottom line. Doesn't matter how many jobs and people's lives that they are affecting.

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Re: Yahoo Business News

Postby Omababe » Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:46 am

Louie wrote:All they care about is their own bottom line. Doesn't matter how many jobs and people's lives that they are affecting.


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Re: Yahoo Business News

Postby Brad » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:26 pm

iamjacobm wrote:Sounds like an activist investor has their hands in Yahoo. Talks of selling off portions of the business, hope Omaha doesn't fall victim to the musical chairs.


They already spun off "Yahoo Small Business". That's who host the1wags and my websites. It's now called Aabco small business.
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