Ten Sleep-based Eleutian technologies announced the closure of their office in Sheridan Wednesday, citing that the office that housed their teaching center was no longer being used by employees.
Eleutian technologies uses a global network to allow their employees to teach conversational English to Asian students. Physical offices are used as training centers, but employees eventually work from home.
Senior Director of Teacher Operations at Eleutian, Audra Jewell, said Wednesday that the facility had completed its purpose as a training center. She explains that though the physical office has been vacated, employees in Sheridan all still have their jobs.
Jewell said there are 24 employees in Sheridan, and only four or five of those were using the center. She added that closure of a physical office is a cycle that's part of their business plan.
This announcement comes on the same day that the company is scheduled to hold a groundbreaking for an office in Cody. Wyoming Department of Education State Superintendent Cindy Hill, Bob Jensen of the Wyoming Business Council, and Eleution Founder and CEO Kent Holliday are all scheduled to be in Cody today for the event.
The Cody Enterprise reported that Eleutian has already hired 28 employees in Cody and plans to hire a total of 40.
Eleutian has offices in Powell, Lovell, Basin and Provo, Utah along with a regional office in Seoul, South Korea. They employ about 400 people.