Invacare plans to outsource IT

Monday, January 20, 2014

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare plans to outsource its information technology division to the Japanese company NTT Data, according to The Chronicle-Telegram. The move means dissolving the company’s 24-person in-house IT department. Employees will be able to interview with NTT Data, and those not hired will be laid off with severance packages, according to the newspaper. “It is my understanding that a majority will receive positions with NTT onsite or elsewhere,” said spokeswoman Lara Mahoney. “They will also be offered a position at the same salary scale.” Invacare is in the process of working through a third and final third-party audit required as part of a consent decree with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.