Wellstar announced on Thursday that it will lay off approximately 5,000 employees, including a third of its top managers.
The layoffs are part of a wider reorganization effort that will see the company’s business services, technology, and marketing teams shrink.
In an interview with The Sport Beast, chief executive officer David Gossett said that the company had been unable to find new talent.
“We didn’t have the capacity to make that kind of change,” Gosset said.
A Wellstar spokesperson said the company was still hiring. “
Our goal is to make sure we’ve got the right people, the right team, to help us address the challenges we’ve been facing and our customers’ needs.”
A Wellstar spokesperson said the company was still hiring.
“As a leading provider of digital talent and the leader in global talent management, we are very proud of our talent and our company’s leadership,” the spokesperson said.
Wellstar has been in the news recently for hiring an outside consultant to investigate employee claims of sexual harassment.
It also recently fired an employee for using her Facebook account to complain about her boss, but has not yet fired her.
Wellstars parent company, Charter Communications, was recently accused of trying to suppress a lawsuit by a female employee who said she was subjected to sexual harassment, sexual harassment by her boss and retaliation.
It’s unclear how much of the company will be impacted by these changes.
A spokesperson for Charter told The Sport: “As we continue to review the situation, we will continue to support the Wellstar family in the coming weeks.”