Hudson company Telerik lays off 23 workers

by Tim Troglen | reporter Published:

Hudson -- The service division of Telerik, an international software company which boasts more than 100,000 customers worldwide, laid off 23 employees without notice April 2 at its 1790 Stoney Hill Drive office in Hudson.

According to a former employee, company officials locked workers out of their computers April 2 and announced they were being let go that day.

The company offered employees a severance package, but no job search help, according to the former employee.

Telerik officials declined to answer specific questions about the layoffs. However, the company released a statement April 24 to the Hudson Hub-Times.

"As we are a privately held company, we're not at liberty to disclose details surrounding our business practices. That said, any decisions that have been made to terminate the employment for personnel in Hudson, or any of our other offices, are not taken lightly and are instituted for the betterment of the overall business," according to the statement.

The employee said two employees were left in the Hudson office on a "temporary basis." The company declined to comment.

The office appeared closed April 28 and a company operator said "we no longer have a Hudson office," when the directory number was called and that office asked for.

Hudson Communications Manager Jody Roberts said April 23 that the city was aware of the layoffs, but had no details.

In paperwork obtained by the Hub, company officials told employees "between April 2, 2014, and April 11, 2014, the company is terminating the employment of 31 individuals." Twenty-three of those workers were from the Hudson office.

Telerik also has offices in California, Massachusetts, Texas, Europe, India and Australia, according to the company's website.

The company is a provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, automated testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major Microsoft development platforms.

"From the largest employers to the smallest family-owned firms, businesses are welcomed and promoted in Hudson," according to a 2009 quote on the website from Dr. Michelle Smith, managing director of Telerik. "This level of support far exceeds that which we have experienced in other communities, and our company is proud to call Hudson home."

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