Company that expected to create hundreds of jobs in Kansas City has cut majority of its staff

A residential solar services company that opened an office two years ago in downtown Kansas City has laid off about two-thirds of its workers, according to reports.

About 30 Sungevity workers, down from more than 100, apparently are left in the Kansas City office that was featured in 2015 as one of the city’s economic development coups.

Officials at Sungevity, based in Oakland, Calif., did not return emails Thursday, and attempts to reach the company by phone were unsuccessful.

Sungevity chose to locate a new Kansas City sales and operations center in the office tower at 1100 Main. It opened the office with 25 employees in early 2015, saying at the time that it aimed to create 600 new jobs within five years.

Information about the layoffs came mostly from posts on Twitter by various workers who said they or fellow employees were fired.

Read more: Kansas City Star


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