Thomson Reuters to lay off 184 Eagan workers

Officials at Thomson Reuters Corp. have said the New York-based company will lay off 184 employees in March at its legal publishing business in Eagan.

The cuts are a part of the financial data and media company’s decision announced in October to eliminate 3,000 jobs company-wide, which accounts for 5 percent of Thomson Reuter’s global workforce, said Scott Augustin, spokesperson for the Eagan operations.

In October, Thomson Reuters declined to say how the Eagan campus would be affected, but officials did say the bulk of the cuts would be in the company’s finance and risk business, which is based in London. Thomson Reuters also stated most of the notifications would occur in the fourth quarter of 2013.

In December, the company announced that layoffs would include Eagan, but declined to say how many jobs would be affected. Officials did say the cuts would be in management information systems.

Thomson Reuters employs 7,000 workers in Eagan, which serves as the headquarters for its legal business.

Augustin declined to say whether there will be additional layoffs or how far along the company is with its company-wide layoffs.