Thomson Reuters cuts 184 workers in Eagan

  • Article by: STEVE ALEXANDER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 9, 2014 - 9:38 PM

Notices brought first details of how layoffs announced in October would affect the legal publishing unit.

Thomson Reuters Corp., the financial data and news company, said Thursday that it notified 184 people at its legal publishing business in Eagan this week that they would lose their jobs in March.

The cuts were part of a decision Thomson Reuters announced in October to cut 3,000 jobs worldwide, or about 5 percent of the global workforce, said John Shaughnessy, a spokesman for the Eagan operations. In October, Thomson Reuters declined to say how the Eagan operations might be affected, although it was noted then that the bulk of the layoffs would be in the company’s finance and risk business, which is based in London.

Last month, Thomson Reuters announced that the layoffs would include Eagan, but didn’t disclose details. The actual number of layoffs was disclosed this week in a legally required notice to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Thomson Reuters’ legal publishing business employs about 7,000 people.

It’s unclear whether there will be more layoffs in Eagan. Shaughnessy declined to comment on how far along the parent company is in eliminating the 3,000 jobs.

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