Ricoh announced that it will be laying off 22 employees in its Choconut Center facility in New York by the end of July. The layoff will come in two waves, 11 employees on May 31, and another 11 employees on July 31. This comes after a recent announcement that it will lay off employees in its Boulder Colorado facility. This decision is a result of the company’s effort to cut costs in order to remain competitive.
The Choconut center does light manufacturing, refurbishing of returned products to be re-sold in the re-use market, and it integrates its high-end printers for use in high volume printing like credit card statements and invoices. The work will then be transferred to its Tustin, California facility.