Lexis lay-offs continue
Eight months after a London Daily Telegraph article sparked fears of local layoffs at Lexis Nexis, more than 20 Charlottesville Lexis employees are out of jobs– including 12 who were laid off last spring and as many as nine who were notified just last week that they'll soon be out of work.
A Chicago-based Lexis spokesperson declined to comment but provided a company statement that reveals Charlottesville's Lexis municipal code group has been sold to Tallahassee, Florida-based Municipal Code Corporation. In exchange, the statement explains, "LexisNexis will license existing and additional code content from MCC, enabling us to add more than 900 new municipal codes to our current online library, making LexisNexis a leading provider in this area."
Multiple sources close to Lexis have long said the company is looking to outsource more of its labor. Messages left for Municipal Code Corporation were not returned.