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Nielsen furloughs, lays off Oldsmar workers

May 15, 2020 - The Nielsen Company has temporarily furloughed 178 workers at its Global Technology and Innovation Center in Oldsmar. The unpaid furloughs started the week of April 27 and will continue indefinitely, the company said in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification filed with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Additionally, at least six employees were laid off permanently, the WARN said. Most of the workers impacted by the furloughs are research interviewers. Program managers, a software engineer, a business analyst and a marketing and communications employee were among those laid off. The company cited Covid-19 related business circumstances for the job actions.

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