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Layoffs Coming In Healthcare
Trend in big tech is also big layoffs as Nuance feels the heat after the Microsoft acquisition and Commonspirit along with others restructuring.
Nuance Communications, a Massachusetts-based company that makes voice recognition software, announced on May 19 that it would be laying off 1,000 employees. The layoffs come just a few months after Microsoft acquired Nuance for $19.7 billion.
In a statement, Nuance CEO Mark Benjamin said that the layoffs were necessary to "align our resources with our long-term strategy." He said that the company would focus on its core businesses, such as healthcare and customer service, and invest in new technologies, such as artificial intelligence.
The layoffs are a blow to Nuance, one of the world's largest voice recognition software companies. The company's products are used by businesses and consumers around the world.
The layoffs also indicate the challenges facing the voice recognition industry. The industry faces increasing competition from new technologies, such as Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri.
It is unclear what the long-term impact of the layoffs will be on Nuance. However, the layoffs are a sign that the company faces some challenges.
Here are some additional details about the layoffs:
The layoffs will affect employees across Nuance's global workforce.
The layoffs are expected to save Nuance $100 million annually.
Nuance says it will provide severance packages and outplacement assistance to affected employees.
The layoffs are a setback for Nuance, but the company is confident in its long-term strategy. Nuance is a leader in the voice recognition industry, and it is well-positioned to compete in the growing market for artificial intelligence.
CommonSpirit Health Posts $658 Million Operating Loss, Announces Job Cuts.
CommonSpirit Health, the largest nonprofit health system in the United States, announced on May 22 that it had posted an operating loss of $658 million in the third quarter of its fiscal year. The loss was due to several factors, including declining inpatient admissions, lower reimbursement rates, and increased costs.
In addition to the operating loss, CommonSpirit announced that it would lay off 1,500 employees. The layoffs are expected to save the health system $100 million annually.
Ochsner Health, the largest health system in Louisiana, announced on May 15 that it would be laying off 770 employees.
The layoffs and operating loss are signs of the healthcare industry's challenges. The industry faces several headwinds, including declining reimbursement rates, increased costs, and a changing patient population.
CommonSpirit and Ochsner are not the only health system facing these challenges. Currently, several health systems have announced layoffs and operating losses. The healthcare industry's challenges will likely continue in the coming years.