Hanover-based Allegis Group Inc., the nation's largest privately owned provider of staffing services, laid off 10 percent of its 10,000-staff U.S. work force, including 80 workers in Maryland, the company said yesterday.
Neil Mann, executive vice president at Allegis, said the job cuts in Maryland were mostly at its Hanover headquarters, affecting back-office functions.
"We're affected by our clients' financial world, and the recession hits them, and it tends to hit us," Mann said.
Allegis is made up of a group of staffing companies, including Aerotek, TEKsystems, Stephen James Associates, MarketSource and Allegis Group Services. Allegis focuses on employment recruiting for accounting and finance, banking, human resources, and sales and marketing.
Also, Baltimore testing firm Prometric recently cut 2 percent of its U.S. work force, including fewer than 15 here, said spokesman Kewin Gales.
Prometric employs about 400 workers in Baltimore. Gales said the company is managing its costs, including labor.