is eliminating 237 jobs as a result of the company's
recent acquisition of
, a computer software concern.
The majority of the reduction, totaling 201 positions, will come from the Computer Sciences facility in Blythewood, S.C., the former Mynd headquarters. The layoff will immediately affect 138 employees with another 63 positions to be phased out in the next 30 to 90 days.
Another 36 jobs were cut in the company's Austin, Texas, facility. Of those, 32 layoffs were effective immediately with four to be phased out within 30 to 90 days. According to data from
, Computer Sciences has about 58,000 employees.
The job cuts covered administrative and other support functions that became redundant when Computer Sciences acquired Mynd, said Mike Dickerson, a company spokesman. "This was not unexpected," he said. "CSC indicated when we first announced our intention to acquire Mynd, that some job reductions would be necessary, and we've maintained that all along."
New York Stock Exchange
today, Computer Sciences closed at $60.19, up $1.94, or 3.3%.