Dales Computer Services has announced a move to cut down its workforce of about 100 workers and lay off about half of its staff.
Chief Executive Officer Mark Lyons said it will cut its full-time workforce by more than 60 per cent over the next three years.
“We want to focus on growing our customer base, we want to grow our business and we want our business to be profitable,” Mr Lyons said.
“In order to achieve that, we need to cut the number of people in the company.”
If you are the type of person who works a lot of hours in the week, if you work in the office on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, if your pay is going to increase over the coming years then you will need to make a decision.
“I would say, if I had to do it all over again, I would not have chosen to do that.”
Dales has been in administration since February, and the company said the decision to lay off most of its workers was driven by “increased competition”.
The company will now focus on its core business, where it has a strong competitive advantage over other firms, and has decided to consolidate its operations into three separate companies.
“Our business has always been about the value of our service, and our customers,” Mr Lyon said.
“But competition in the IT sector has been increasing and that is now impacting our business.”
It has affected our ability to offer the best value to our customers and our ability now to deliver the services that our customers need.”DPS chief executive John Dales said the company had “decided to cut about 60 per% of our workforce”.”
We will be focused on the business we have and the business of Dales and we are confident in our ability, the business that we have, to deliver those services,” he said.
The company said it would lay off approximately 50 employees, with the majority of those being from its service team.
The move comes after Dales announced last year that it was reducing its workforce to reduce costs and to save $1.5 million in the next two years.