Fiserv

Fiserv employs several hundred people at its Lincoln campus at 14th Street and Old Cheney Road.

ERIC GREGORY, Journal Star file photo

Financial services provider Fiserv laid off more than three dozen workers at its Lincoln office over the summer and shifted the work overseas, according to a filing with the U.S. Department of Labor.

The information was contained in a Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance made by Nebraska's trade program coordinator on the workers' behalf.

The Trade Adjustment Assistance program allows eligible workers who lose their jobs due to foreign competition to receive training and other forms of assistance.

According to the petition, 42 Fiserv workers, including some temporary workers provided by Ranstad, lost their jobs in June, and at least some of them trained replacement workers in India. The Wisconsin-based company makes bank software and other technology products for the financial sector.

The Labor Department certified the petition on July 13, meaning it agreed with the conclusion that the workers lost their jobs because work was being shifted to another country.

Affected workers have two years from the date of the petition certification to apply for benefits.

At last count, Fiserv had more than 700 employees at its Lincoln campus at 1345 Old Cheney Road.

In a statement, the company said that in order to support its clients and business objectives it "occasionally (shifts) staff among Fiserv locations both domestically and internationally."

The statement said Lincoln is one of Fiserv's largest locations in terms of numbers of employees, and the company has added 57 employees here since the beginning of 2016.

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Matt Olberding is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been covering business for the Journal Star since 2005.

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