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Lawson Lays Off Employees, Won’t Say How Many

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Business software maker Lawson Software Inc. of St. Paul is laying off employees but won’t say how many or where they are located.

A Lawson spokesman confirmed in an email to Minnesota Public Radio News that layoff notices did go out. The spokesman calls it an “expected outcome” of the company being acquired earlier this year.

An affiliate of private equity firm Golden Gate Capital and business software company Infor said last week they have completed their $2 billion buyout of Lawson

Company spokesman Joe Thornton tells MPR that Lawson is not identifying the size of the reduction. But Thornton says affected employees are receiving severance and outplacement services.

Lawson employees 3,800 workers worldwide, including 800 in St. Paul. The company would only say the reduction will eliminate redundancies.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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