A Charlottesville-based, e-learning company is closing shop and moving out of state.
Silverchair Learning is merging with another division of a California-based firm, which bought it in May to form Relias Learning. The new company will locate headquarters in Cary, North Carolina.
The president of Silverchair Learning says the decision to move was difficult, but offices were spread out in too many locations.
The Charlottesville office in the Inova Solutions building will stay open until late 2013. Relocation will be optional for employees.
Silverchair Learning Statement:
I can confirm that we are merging and moving operations to NC.
In March Vista Equity Partners acquired a California-based e-Learning company named Essential Learning. In May they acquired Silverchair Learning. We made the decision to merge the two companies into a new organization called Relias Learning.
As part of the merger we had to make the difficult decision of where to locate our headquarters and our organization -- we were spread out amongst too many locations. We elected to do this in Cary, NC.
We anticipate that the Charlottesville office will remain open until the late 2013 as we transition operations to Cary. Employees in the Charlottesville office have the option to relocate to Cary and keep their position, and the company will provide relocation assistance. If employees elect not to relocate, they will have a period of transition time in our Charlottesville office, then a severance commensurate with their years of service in the company.
We anticipate that the total number of employees at Relias will grow 25% in the next 6 months, and these moves were made to prepare the business to handle continued rapid growth.
It is a difficult decision to move operations from Charlottesville, and we hope as many employees as possible will continue to work with us in Cary.
Mike Mutka President & COO Silverchair Learning Systems
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