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Symantec plans to 'scale back its Springfield operations'

Symantec in Springfield (SBG)

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Symantec plans to "scale back its Springfield operations," the company said Thursday.

A spokesperson was not available for an on-camera interview.

"The company has decided to scale back its Springfield operations as part of a larger workforce and real estate efficiency plan," Matt Nagel with Symantec said by email. "Many of the roles currently in Springfield will be relocated to other cities where Symantec operates."

"By March 31, 2018, we will have space for 150 seats, but this does not necessarily equate to 150 employees," Nagel added. "Some employees may share desks, such as employees who work remotely part of the time. We don’t have a final number of employees to share at this time, as some employees may remain in the Springfield office, relocate to another Symantec site or become a remote employee."

It was not immediately clear if the changes would include layoffs, or how many people currently work at the facility. Reports from 2008 indicated 1,000 people worked at the Springfield site.

Companies with 100 or more employees are subject to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) act. The WARN act requires 60 days notice of layoffs to employees and state and local government.

The state registry of WARN notifications did not include anything about Symantec as of Thursday morning.

KVAL News has attempted to reach the state agency by telephone and email to check if any correspondence has been received that is not yet reflected on the website.

Symantec employs 13,000 people around the world, according to its corporate website.

The company is publicly traded on the NASDAQ under SYMC. The annual shareholders meeting was held Thursday, October 5.

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