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UPDATE: Layoffs at Razorfish North America

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The tips have been pouring in this week, and they all tell of staffing changes at Razorfish North America.

Several tips claim that 20 to 25 staffers have been dismissed from the agency’s Chicago office alone.

Others report layoffs at the agency’s Atlanta and West Coast offices, listing the total of North American employees dismissed at 100.

On the plus side: one tipster claims that, while confirming the downsizing, the agency’s CEO also announced that employees will receive¬†merit-based pay increases on August 1st.

UPDATED: This morning the agency released a statement:

“Like most companies, flexes in business require us to realign in order to accommodate the evolving needs of our clients. The recent workforce reduction represents less than 3% of our global headcount. We remain committed to sourcing world-class talent and further strengthening our capabilities to deliver business transformation. Our immediate focus is ensuring we continue to provide the best services possible to our existing clients and new accounts such as Peet’s Coffee & Tea and Car2Go.”

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