Transamerica Cuts Jobs In Cedar Rapids, Buys Back $200M In Stocks

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Another international company is laying off dozens of Iowans at the same time they’re enriching their stock price.

Transamerica Life Insurance Co. told the state it would lay off 42 workers at its Cedar Rapids location March 21. The company said it employs 1,600 workers at that location.

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“Positions are being eliminated across business lines and functions to adapt to changes in customer needs and demands,” a company spokesperson told Corridor Business Journal.

It’s not the first time in recent months that Transamerica, or its parent company Aegon, has cut jobs in Iowa: 55 positions were eliminated in December, 70 in August, and 40 in June of 2022.

But it’s not stopping Aegon from cashing in: The Netherlands-based company announced a stock buyback in the first quarter of this year of up to 200 million Euros, or roughly $213 million.


by Amie Rivers

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1 Comment on "Transamerica Cuts Jobs In Cedar Rapids, Buys Back $200M In Stocks"

  • More “stock buybacks”, layoffs, and greed at the senior corporate level. ISL – please keep up the great reporting!

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