TUCSON, Ariz. - Worldview laid off 10 employees this week in an effort to reorganize.
“As we look ahead to new and different challenges, World View management examines every part of the business to better position our company for the future," a company spokesman said in a statement. "After a comprehensive evaluation process, we’ve identified the need to retool our personnel to align our resources with skill sets we’ll need for the future. As difficult as it was to part ways with ten of our valued employees this week, we believe that rigorously ensuring team structure aligns with our goals will make us stronger in the long run. As a part of this retooling, World View will also be hiring new staff in many key roles within the company."
Pima County lured the aerospace company to Southern Arizona with an incentive package that became the center of a series of lawsuits. Located at 1805 E. Aerospace Parkway, the company gained unwelcome notoriety in December 2017 when a near-space balloon blew up on a launchpad in December 2017.
"We’ve offered the affected employees enhanced severance benefits and outplacement services to make this transition as smooth as possible, and to help them pursue new career opportunities," the statement said. "We appreciate the many contributions they’ve made to our company and are committed to treating all employees with the utmost respect and dignity as they transition to new opportunities outside of World View.”