Bodybuilding.com lays off about 90 in Boise

The news came in an email Thursday morning.

BOISE -- Boise-based company Bodybuilding.com laid off about 15 percent of their employees Thursday morning.

Employees have been trickling out of the building since about about 9:45 a.m., some carrying boxes.

Director of Offline Marketing Keith Sivera - who was not among those who lost their jobs - confirmed that about 90 people were laid off  Thursday. It's unclear whether the company is planning additional layoffs.

Sivera said the company will release a statement later today. 

Mike Caughy told KTVB he received a pink slip Thursday morning after nearly a decade with Bodybuilding.com. He said the layoffs were announced in a meeting Thursday morning. Employees were instructed to wait for emails that would tell each of them whether or not they still had a job. 

Caughy said it was an emotional morning inside the Bodybuilding.com headquarters, but he doesn't blame his former employer.

"Some people were crying, and some people that didn't get laid off were crying because they will miss other people, but I'm not angry at all," he said. "It's just one of those things that happens in the business world."

He said the people who were laid off were given time to collect their belongings and leave the office. 

According to the Department of Labor, Bodybuilding.com employs about 500 people in Boise. The company launched in 1999.

Founder Ryan DeLuca stepped down from the company in 2015. Richard Jalichandra is currently listed as CEO. 

Check back for updates.

 

Copyright 2016 KTVB


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