After recently announced cuts of another 100 jobs at their Tennessee distribution center, Borders Group has cut staff again, returning to the rolls at their Ann Arbor headquarters. Spokesperson Mary Davis confirmed their were “job eliminations” to the Ann Arbor newspaper but declined to indicate a number. There have been approximately 650 people working out of the Ann Arbor offices, after 88 corporate workers were laid off in January.
Davis said: “As we aggressively work to restore the financial health of the company, we have reorganized core areas of our business to ensure that we have the necessary resources in place to support our strategic initiatives. As part of this process, we have made changes to our staffing levels so that the right people are in the right positions and that those positions are aligned with our strategic objectives.” (That’s almost exactly what the company said earlier in August after the warehouse job cuts.)