WAYZATA (AP) -- The job cuts continue for Born, a computer consulting firm known for offering generous perks to its employees, with the announcement that it's laying off 70 workers in three offices around the country.
The latest round of layoffs leaves the Wayzata-based company with about 775 workers, or a work force that is 30 percent smaller than it was a year ago.
Born spokesman Scott Hvidsten said the cuts came from a variety of occupations at the company, ranging from consultants to administrative and corporate workers.
"This has been an extremely difficult time to let go of really talented people. When the demand for our services isn't there, it's hard to sustain that level of consultants," Hvidsten said.
Born laid off 110 employees, 55 of whom were in the Twin Cities area earlier this year. In October, the company laid off another 70 employees. Ten more people lost their jobs when the company closed its offices in other Midwest locations.
Born's worker-friendly policies landed it in 12th place this year on Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to work for." The ranking considers wages, salaries and benefits.
Despite going through several rounds of scaling back, Hvidsten said the benefits the company provides, including a $250 allowance for clothes and expenses-paid weekend getaway trips, will remain.
"One of the things we have been very conscious about is making changes in the culture of the company," Hvidsten said.
Still, Born is cutting costs by closing facilities and scaling back on business travel, meetings and company events.
Hvidsten said Born doesn't have plans to make more layoffs at this time.
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