Fleishman-Hillard Canada cuts staff

TORONTO: Nine employees were laid off at Fleishman-Hillard Canada, as part of staff cuts across North America.

TORONTO: Nine employees were laid off at Fleishman-Hillard Canada, as part of staff cuts across North America.

Dave Senay, Fleishman president & CEO, wrote in an e-mail to PRWeek that “it was nine people, only one of VP level or above.” A blog had alleged cuts were much more significant.

In terms of total percentage, Mia Wedgebury, president, Canadian region, said “overall reductions were in the low single digits.” At the end of last year, FH Canada had about 70 staff in its four offices across the country.

According to another senior FH Canada executive, the reductions also didn't take into account that it  made five new hires last week—which suggests some areas of practice are performing better than others.

In an e-mail statement, Dave Senay, president & CEO of Fleishman-Hillard, said, “Some of our markets are experiencing or forecasting declines in client spending. Most of these markets are in North America, and as a result we are reducing staff in some locations. Percentage-wise, overall reductions are in low single digits, with some markets seeing no reductions.”

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