Layoffs in Pearson US restructure

Layoffs in Pearson US restructure

Sixty-eight jobs have gone at Pearson's higher education business in the US, as part of the company's ongoing strategic shift.

A Pearson spokesperson said the jobs were "eliminated due to restructuring decisions made in support of Pearson's previously announced global education strategy."

The spokesperson went on: "The demand for learning tools that take advantage of data and analytics to improve outcomes is accelerating. In light of this, we are remaining how to take our trusted brands beyond print."

The company revealed plans last year to accelerate a move into digital learning, education services and emerging markets.

Last month it said over 3,300 employees had left the business in the past year as part of the shift.

UK publishing jobs lost were lost in Pearson's English Language Training business, as well as its Longman publishing arm.