Monday, March 22, 2010

iWorks in Ephraim lays off bulk of workforce

iWorks, a major employer in Ephraim, has laid off most of its workforce. About 100 employees lost their jobs on Friday, March 12. Three weeks ago, about 50 employees also lost their jobs. That leaves about 30 of the original 180 workers employed. iWorks, which is based in St. George, has had an operation in Ephraim for about six years. According to owner Jeremy Johnson, the company offers Internet programs for helping consumers get government loans and also handles customer service communications for outside clients. He blamed the layoffs on a slow business climate and the loss of a major account four months ago. Sanpete Messenger