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Tech company Extreme Networks laying off 25 to 99 employees in Salem

By RYAN LESSARD
Union Leader Correspondent

June 29. 2018 9:08PM




SALEM — Extreme Networks is laying off between 25 and 99 employees at its Salem location at 9 Northeastern Blvd.

Michael Power at the state Office of Workforce Opportunity said a rapid response team has been activated and ready to help employees at the company.

“We have been in touch with Extreme Networks,” Power said.

Power said the rapid response services are automatically made available when a company suffers 25 layoffs or more. He also said the company did not fall under federal WARN Act disclosure rules, which requires 60 days notice when there are layoffs of 100 employees or more.

The company’s corporate office is located in San Jose, Calif. A spokesman said the company will not be commenting about the layoffs.

Power said the rapid response team had not been to visit with the company as of Friday, but they told the human resources department to encourage laid-off workers to go to the local NH Works office. Rapid response services include assistance with unemployment benefits, resume writing, job training and more.

Extreme Networks is a publicly traded company that provides “software-driven networking solutions for enterprise customers,” according to the last quarterly report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

In July, 2017, it completed a purchase of Avaya Inc.’s fabric-based secure networking solutions for about $80 million.

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