Barnes & Noble said Wednesday it is laying off information technology workers at its Westbury offices.
A spokeswoman for the Manhattan-based company said that “less than 50 people” were losing their jobs at its 1400 Old Country Rd. location.
“We have a very large IT department in Westbury that supports our stores and financial teams,” the spokeswoman, Mary Ellen Keating, said in an emailed statement. “We had some workforce reductions in specific areas of our IT Group in Westbury to streamline operations.”
Keating declined to give any more information about the job cuts.
Barnes & Noble’s Westbury facility receives 750 kilowatts of low-cost electricity under the state Power Authority’s ReCharge NY program, which is intended to retain jobs in the state. The incentive runs through October 2019 and preserves 255 jobs, according to a December report by the authority.
Barnes & Noble leases 79,000 square feet in Westbury, and has “several” more years left on its current lease, said Joseph Kondracke, a real estate broker for the building.
With James T. Madore