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Indian tech company lays off 120 in Tampa

The jobs were cut about a year after the company took more than 130,000 square feet of office space in Tampa.

  • By Louis Llovio
  • | 5:15 p.m. March 16, 2023
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Wipro Limited leased 113,000 square feet at 4110 George Road in 2022.
Wipro Limited leased 113,000 square feet at 4110 George Road in 2022.
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About a year after signing a lease for 113,000 square feet of office space in Tampa, Wipro Limited is laying off 120 people in the office.

The technology company says in a letter to Mayor Jane Castor and the state that it is cutting the employees “due to a lack of work.”

Layoffs will begin May 13.

According to the letter, 113 of the positions being cut will be processing agents and six will be leads. A single team manager will be let go May 27.

The letter was sent to meet WARN Notice requirements — Federal law requires companies to provide states with Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification notices when making job cuts.

Wipro, which is headquartered in Bangalore, India, is a technology services and consulting company in business 75 years. The company says on its website that its 2022 revenue was $10.4 billion and that it has more than 250,000 employees in 66 countries.

A company spokesperson did not respond to questions about how many, if any, employees will remain in Tampa and if this was an isolated layoff or part of companywide job cuts.

The cuts are happening about a year after Wipro signed a lease with Highwoods Properties to take office space at 4110 George Road. According to CoStar, the company took about 113,000 square feet at the time.

A list of locations on Wipro’s website Thursday, March 16, showed seven offices in the U.S., including one in Florida. That office was in Miami. The list did not include an office in Tampa.



Louis Llovio

Louis Llovio is the commercial real estate editor at the Business Observer. Before going to work at the Observer, the longtime business writer worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Maryland Daily Record and for the Baltimore Sun Media Group. He lives in Tampa.

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