Statement from Susan Houser, the Principal Financial Group (June 3, 2009):
"As part of an ongoing review of our business, we made the decision to eliminate approximately 140 positions in Des Moines and approximately 80 positions in other locations, primarily in the retirement business. In the normal course of running the business, we continually review all operations to ensure that resources are aligned with customer needs. Retirement plan customers and advisors are asking for different levels of service. Well-run companies like The Principal must make difficult decisions in order to adapt to changing customer needs and to position the company for continued strength and growth. We thank these employees for their dedicated service to The Principal. As the markets recover and customers review and realign service needs, we hope to be back in contact with them."
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Principal Lays Off More Employees
Another announcement from the Principal Financial Group that it is getting rid of more employees. The statement from the company is below. The Des Moines Register is also reporting long-time employee or former State Representative Libby Jacobs is one of the workers who has lost her job.