In an SMS correspondence with a former Epixtar employee, it was revealed that the BPO company has closed its offices in Eastwood City, Libis last January 16 leaving employees confused and anxious for answers.
Allegedly, Epixtar suddenly closed its operations in the Philippines without properly informing and arranging severance packages of hundreds of its employees.
My source, who wants to remain anonymous, also added that they were not given any separation pay and found out that their SSS and PAG-IBIG contributions were deducted from their salary but were not remitted to the proper agencies. Salary loan amortization to Union Bank were not remitted since the November 20, 2008 pay-out.
It would seem that a new company, Amberbase Solutions, took over the operations along with more or less the 650+ employees (everything is the same, except the name of the company). Only about 10 people were not offered a new contract and escorted out of the building on the same day Amberbase took over.
No email or memo were sent out so everyone is confused and in the dark what really transpired, according to a source who wants to remain anonymous (and is now employed by Amberbase).
I did a little digging and found the domain amberbase.com was registered last November 19, 2008 and points to SkyINet, a local hosting provider. The website is still under construction as well so it checks out that Amberbase Solutions is a very new company. The WHOIS information is also private so we can’t shoot a quick email to verify this.
Epixtar filed a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection last October 7, 2005.