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65 To Be Laid Off at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

hmcologo2.jpgAfter establishing a new partnership with the outsourcing firm Cognizant Technology Solutions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co. will cut 65 employees, The Boston Globe reports.

While the article didn’t speculate on how the cuts would be spread out, it noted that employees in both Orlando and Boston will be laid off. The news follows a recent executive hiring at the conglomerate publisher–Bruce Nichols joined the company as adult trade and reference publisher last month.

Here’s more from the article: “Cognizant will take over responsibility for application development and maintenance, while Houghton Mifflin’s information technology department will continue to manage strategy, direction, business knowledge, innovation, and the customer interface, according to a Houghton Mifflin spokesman.” (Via Jose Afonso Furtado)

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