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Bass Pro Cuts Staff by "Fewer than 60" in Springfield, Nixa

Scott Harvey

Springfield-based Bass Pro Shops says it has reduced staff at its corporate headquarters and at a woodworking shop in Nixa.

The total layoffs are “fewer than 60,” according to vice president of human resources Paul Shore.

Shore told KSMU Friday that the cuts are intended to keep the company healthy and lean, adding that “whether it’s one person or 20 people… we do not take those decisions lightly.”

The affected employees were offered a severance package and continuation of benefits.

Shore says while the company does not typically give out numbers related to layoffs, he wanted to be clear in this case that the number was not erroneously reported.

He notes that Bass Pro Shops employs roughly 5,800 people in the Ozarks region, and the company has added 2,300 positions over the last three years.