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About 280 PricewaterhouseCoopers workers in Tampa get pink slips

About 280 PricewaterhouseCoopers employees in Tampa are being laid off this fall as part of the accounting giant's outsourcing purge announced three months ago.

All told, PwC is cutting about 500 information technology positions, most of them in Tampa.

According to a state-required layoff notice filed Friday, 280 jobs will be phased out by Dec. 31.

In addition, PwC said another 150 positions have already been cut since July, with half of those displaced workers finding other jobs through PwC or a third-party vendor it is using, India-based Tata Consulting Services. The other half left voluntarily after finding other jobs outside the company.

Prior to the cuts, PwC employed about 2,200 people in Florida, including 1,800 in the Tampa Bay area.

Simultaneous to the job-cutting, PricewaterhouseCoopers is also adding about 200 jobs in its accounting and tax units in Tampa. Since last summer, 30 people have been hired.

About 280 PricewaterhouseCoopers workers in Tampa get pink slips 10/18/10 [Last modified: Monday, October 18, 2010 4:37pm]

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