Jobs go at Pearson Australia

Jobs go at Pearson Australia

Pearson Australia has announced up to 75 potential redundancies as it looks to make changes across its education business.

In a statement released today (16th July), the company said that the moves would help create "a more nimble organisation" that would be more responsive to students, teachers and institutions.

Job losses will come from across the business, including consolidating print and digital teams, marketing and customer service functions, and the Pearson Australia sales team. Traditional publishing activities in the vocational education and training market are also being wound down.

David Barnett, Pearson Australia c.e.o., said: “Pearson is committed to offering the very best in products and services to the students, teachers and learning institutions of Australia. However, as trends in education change, it has become apparent that we need to rethink some of our current business models as we support Pearson’s global education mission."

He added: “The changes that we have announced today come after many months of discussion and, while the decisions have been difficult, we believe they will ensure the future success of our business. Many of our people will be directly affected by these changes and our focus right now is on their welfare."