Cognizant-ATG layoffs impacted 20-25 people

David Erickson

The layoffs at Missoula tech company Cognizant-ATG last week impacted between 20-25 workers, two sources within the company told the Missoulian.

Before last week, Cognizant-ATG employed roughly 300 people in town, so the cuts represent somewhere in the neighborhood of about 8% of the total workforce.

Cognizant is a multinational company headquartered in New Jersey. In 2018, Cognizant began the process of acquiring ATG (Advanced Technology Group). That merger was officially completed late in 2022, according to employees at the company.

The Cognizant-ATG Customer Success Campus, two shiny new buildings, were built in the Old Sawmill District in 2022. The grand-opening celebration featured Montana Governor Greg Gianforte.

In a statement, a Cognizant official said the company is still planning to have a strong presence here.

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“Cognizant maintains its strong commitment to Missoula, Montana, and the University of Montana,” said Jeff DeMarrais, the chief communications officer for Cognizant. “As reported in the latest Economic Impact study, the contributions made by ATG/Cognizant to the Missoula area economy remain substantial. The company’s economic contributions since 2017 have more than tripled in terms of employment, and grown fivefold in terms

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