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InfoTrust Makes a No-Layoff Pledge through July 1

No Layoff Pledge

[Editor’s note: Check out recent coverage of the No-Layoff Pledge by Ad Age.]

With the unprecedented, pandemic-sparked economic shock currently challenging companies across the globe, businesses everywhere are now forced to make—or at least consider—very drastic measures. In many cases, unfortunately, this means furloughing or laying off employees.

Like nearly every company, the team at InfoTrust has felt the financial impact of COVID-19, with some clients putting work on hold and others asking for changes in payment terms. We’re also aware that the technology space has not been as hard-hit as other industries, such as travel and hospitality, and count ourselves fortunate to be maintaining the level of operations we are.

We are incredibly grateful for the support approved by the federal government Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and would like to thank our partners at CBank and RSM (specifically Brian Berning) for their work alongside our leadership team as we develop our scenarios for moving forward.

At InfoTrust, we believe that our people are what make us a successful organization. We owe our growth and success over the last decade to our analytics consultants, engineers, and entire team, and will do whatever it takes to provide some sort of stability through this otherwise uncertain time. In the past year, InfoTrust has been named to the Fortune 50 Best Small Workplaces, Ad Age Best Places to Work, and Inc. Magazine Best Workplaces lists, and we intend to remain there for years to come.

Today, The InfoTrust leadership team is officially making a no-layoff pledge that extends through July 1, 2020. We stick by our employees, their families, and the communities in which they live and work—in the good times and the tough times.

[Editor’s note: On May 20, InfoTrust extended its pledge for additional 3 months, now ending Oct. 1. Click here for details.]

This decision is not to be taken lightly. All of us working together to support each other, our clients and partners allow us to make this commitment.

Why July 1, 2020? In normal circumstances, a pledge like this would certainly not be needed. Our hope is that, come July, some sense of normalcy will have returned, rendering such a pledge unnecessary.

A no-layoff pledge is certainly not an original idea; in fact, we’ve lifted the idea from the headlines after seeing technology organizations like Salesforce and LinkedIn make similar announcements. We do feel, however, that this is an opportunity for us to give our employees peace of mind and start a movement within the Midwest technology community.

As a final call to action, we ask that other leaders of tech companies join us in this pledge. We are fortunate that the technology sector has not been as hard hit as others, and owe it to our people and their families to do what we can to instill confidence during this pandemic and the months ahead.

We are proud to announce that the following companies have already joined our pledge.

CompanyExecutiveHeadquarters
3 Daughters Media Inc.Gary E. BurnsLynchburg, VA
Acme LockMatt WoodsCincinnati, OH
Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC)David GoodwinWest Chester, OH
Aeko TechnologiesBrian RodgersFt. Worth, TX
AfidenceBryan HoganMason, OH
AirgilityPramod RahejaCollege Park, MD
BBQGuysCorey TisdaleBaton Rouge, LA
Beneficial Talent SourceNoah BerkheimerMilford, OH
BigOrange MarketingMargee MooreCincinnati, OH
Blast AnalyticsKayden KellyRocklin, CA
Boot Camp DigitalKrista NeherCincinnati, OH
CADTALKScott BricklerFt. Mitchell, KY
Case Contracting CompanyTimothy WalkerPlant City, FL
Centennial Talent Strategy and Executive SearchMike Sipple, Jr.Newport, KY
CerklTarek KamilCincinnati, OH
Chicago Masonry ConstructionYishai BronerElmhurst, IL
CIMx SoftwareKristin McLaneCincinnati, OH
Clear LabsWilliam ParkerGig Harbor, WA
Company NursePaul BinsfeldScottsdale, AZ
Compliance by Design, LLCRichard TalericoMarine City, MI
computerDNAVictor PramaggioreCincinnati, OH
Countertops and Cabinetry by DesignChris HoltzCincinnati, OH
Del Mar Union School DistrictJustin Allen SlagleSan Diego, CA
DiffactoryKevin OldhamLee's Summit, MO
Direct Dimensions, Inc.Michael RaphaelOwing Mills, MD
Direct Expedite LLCDale PraxHarriman, TN
DPM EnergyNick IozzoVaughan, ON
Euro-Wall Systems, LLC.vMike ZurbrigenNorth Port, FL
Focal Point Solutions, LLCStacy L. StroleCincinnati, OH
FSC, Inc. Consulting EngineersSonia GarapatyOverland Park, KS
Gambino + LaPorta Architecture P.C.Thomas LaPortaStaten Island, NY
Get Noticed Get FoundMark HomerCincinnati, OH
gh Testing, Inc.Perry HockFairfield, OH
Good AppleAl MuzaurietaNew York City, NY
Gotham CigarsManny BalaniMiami, FL
Hooked On CodeTorre CapistranFrisco, TX
Hussain Group LimitedHussain Ahmad FazalMultan, Pakistan
InfoTrustAlex YastrebenetskyBlue Ash, OH
Intrust ITTim RettigCincinnati, OH
Irving Marathon Group, LLCLazaro J. AlvarezIrving, TX
IT Depot LLCDesmond FerrellLeesburg, VA
iVolveKim ParascosSouth Brisbane, Australia
Legacy FlooringChristian MassiRaleigh, NC
Liberty NetworksSteve LaPraimHelena, MT
Magnolia Home InspectionsBenjamin HammondNashville, TN
MantarayHelga StegmannJohannesburg, South Africa
McCracken GroupTroy McCrackenCincinnati, OH
MedEvokeAnna WalzLebanon, NJ
Megen Construction CompanyEvans NwankwoCincinnati, OH
MetaRouterTim BrunkDenver, CO
Modco MediaErik DochtermannNew York City, NY
MOFIShawn NasonCincinnati, OH
Müllerhaus Legacy, Inc.Richard HavirTulsa, OK
NextStep NetworkingErin ArnoldCincinnati, OH
Nidek Medical Products Inc.Joseph M. KrawczykBirmingham, AL
NiGSA EnergyVincent Brown MolokwuLagos, Nigeria
O'Keeffe PRDan O'KeeffeCincinnati, OH
OmnaeDan LionelloNew Westminster, BC
Ortega Counseling CenterHazel OrtegaWhittier, CA
Pacific Workers'​ CompensationEric FarberOakland, CA
Peek.Me NaturalsArlin ChondroJakarta, Indonesia
Petra CoachAndy BaileyFranklin, TN
Polar CloudGregory LaLondeCincinnati, OH
PowermatrixNathaniel RichardsWest Windsor, NJ
PT. Idealights Creative IndonesiaAvin PokardasJakarta, Indonesia
Reaf MarketingDiane WalkerCincinnati, OH
Red Hawk TechnologiesMatt StrippelhoffNewport, KY
SanusSolutionsNina PersheffDallas, TX
Scaled Up MarketingKurt KerseyCincinnati, OH
Scribe MediaJT McCormickAustin, TX
Sell2RentDanny KattanMiami, FL
Serenity Health & Wellness CenterDeitra HickeyMaumee, OH
Sign Solutions LLCTim WardFredrick, MD
SolutionsXDavid TroutFt. Mitchell, KY
Stascom TechnologiesHarvey BassJefferson, NJ
Statistical Energy LLCJustin HolladayDublin, OH
Stett TransportationLynn AnstettFt. Mitchell, KY
Target RiverRainbow MaldonadoPocatello, ID
Teakdecking Systems, Inc.Richard StraussSarasota, FL
TechWerxeSejal Lakhani-BhattLivingston, NJ
The Corporate Graphic CenterGaby ThiererDavie, FL
The Walling CompanyRob BarieOmaha, NE
Thomas J. Mesuk ArchitectTom MesukWood Ridge, NJ
Tri County Furniture ServiceBryan LysaghtWest Palm Beach, FL
Zimcom Internet SolutionsJason HuebnerCincinnati, OH

As Zig Ziglar said, “You don’t build a business, you build people—then people build the business.” Let’s show our teams where our priorities lie during this incredibly difficult time.

Ready to join the pledge?

Contact us today and let us know you're joining the "No-Layoff Pledge."

Finally, I leave you with an image of a more personal nature; this is a photo of my daughter, one of my three children. As a business owner and a father during this challenging time, I want them to look back on this period of global history and know, without a doubt, that their dad did all he could for his family, his work family, and his community. She has recently been wearing this beanie with the word “Fearless” stitched across the front—how appropriate given today’s circumstances. 

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