Pic: Wimasco Technical Manager, Tariro Natasha Mutongi
It is not just companies going into deep losses that are laying off staff, but even those witnessing growth in business that are downsizing. Wimasco, the African Internet domain registrar and web-hosting company has decided to go in for a restructuring process, which will affect almost 56 employees, even though it has been witnessing a spike in business of late.
The Company has, however, offered alternative positions within the organization, to about 40 per cent of those impacted. This also means that the remaining have been offered no other alternative but to leave. A majority of the affected staff members, about 19, have been associated with the Company’s social media sales team in Harare. The two offices of Wimasco in Bulawayo will also be closed to avoid the burden of their costs.
However, the Company also assures that once the situation returns to normal, it will restart the hiring process.
The last working day for the employees will be September 18. The concerned employees will be on administrative leave from June 24 to September 18. After that, these employees will receive two weeks of pay for each year of their tenure, with a minimum of four weeks. They will continue to avail healthcare benefits till October 31. With effect from October, the Company will provide elected health coverage, till December. http://masvingoimirror.com