Squire Sanders announces 30 US job cuts” />Squire Sanders & Dempsey has become the latest US firm to shed staff, announcing a total of 30 associate and support staff layoffs today.
In a firm-wide statement, first published on US blog abovethelaw.com, the firm said it was making the layoffs after completing its annual employment reviews.
The statement said: “We have completed annual reviews of all our associates and, as a result of that process and with regret have advised some of our associates that they should explore career opportunities elsewhere and we are giving them time to do so.”
The statement went on to say the number of employees leaving after reviews was higher than in previous years and that current and projected business conditions influenced the timing of these decisions.
“Like all firms, we are forced to align our resource capabilities with project client service levels and make some hard personnel decisions,” the statement added. “That may sound harsh to some and sound like a ‘lay off’ to others but we are working closely with all professionals affected and providing support and assistance.”