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Harman axes 650 employees from its pro solutions division

Laura  Barnes
Harman axes 650 employees from its pro solutions division

Harman has announced that it is laying off 650 employees as the firm consolidates the workforce of its pro solutions division.

According to AVnetwork, the manufacturer of professional audio, video, lighting, and control systems is in the process of a major workforce transformation.

David Glaubke, director of public relations, global professional solutions, at Harman International has the following to say on the matter: “To be clear, the changes we announced yesterday are the culmination of a transformation that the Professional Solutions Division has been undergoing for the last two years to better serve our customers, increase our competitiveness, and accelerate new product innovations.

“We have given our employees advance notification of the changes we will make over the next year to assist with the transition and will do our best to mitigate the impact to our employees and their families.
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“Importantly, we also will ensure that the process is completely seamless for our customers.”

AVnetwork reports that while layoffs have occurred, Harman is redirecting its investments to IT tools and platforms, ensuring its employees, distributors, and representatives have the tools they need to easily transact business.

According to Glaubke, Harman is also creating additional "Experience Centers" in the US and Europe. The combination of "Centers of Competency" and "Experience Centers" will create new roles and positions within the company.

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