Pillar Processing | 590 Face Layoff as Steven J. Baum Woes Spread

590 586 face layoff as Baum woes spread to Pillar

Pillar Processing, a back-office and document-processing firm with close ties to the Steven J. Baum PC foreclosure law firm, will lay off 590 full- and part-time employees at its offices in Amherst.

The company told state and local officials that the layoffs are expected to take effect Feb. 27. Pillar is also laying off about 20 employees in Westbury, on Long Island.

“This is extremely difficult news because it impacts so many people, especially in Western New York,” Michael Hubsch, Pillar’s director of human resources, said in a statement. “These are hard-working, dedicated people as well as loyal employees, and they performed their work with great integrity.” Hubsch could not be reached to comment further.

The majority of the layoffs — 435 — involve processors. A total of 117 paralegals, team leaders, supervisors and legal secretaries will also be affected, according to a document filed along with a notice of the layoffs.

“It is not anticipated the entire offices will be closed, and it is likely that certain employees will be retained for an indefinite period following [Feb. 27],” said a letter submitted by Hubsch to state and local officials.

A letter sent to employees referred to Pillar’s plan to “permanently close that part of its New York operations which serviced a New York law firm.”

Questions about the fate of jobs at Pillar arose after Steven J. Baum PC gave notice last week that it would lay off 90 employees, including 67 in Amherst, effective Feb. 20.

Baum founded Pillar several years ago to handle the law firm’s work. Pillar was sold to private-equity firms, but it still shares resources and space with Baum at 220 Northpointe Parkway in Amherst.

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15 Responses to “Pillar Processing | 590 Face Layoff as Steven J. Baum Woes Spread”
  1. Fury says:

    the dust still hasn’t settled on the fall of the dirtbag, steven j. baum.

    his sewer service branch, A& J Process Service, needs to be shuttered next.


  2. lies is all they tell says:

    Reminds me allot of hitlers ss they did what thewere told to kill the jews at least my great grand parents survived. But in this horror Pee people are dieing now too spirits are also dieing we are not suppose to be homeless we deserve justice. My fight start almost 2 years ago. I remember calling my cousin whom is a lawyer in jacksonville florida when wells fargo told me not to pay. I was so nervous but she said maybe something will happen between now and then so I am glad its happening

  3. see says:

    And another one gone, and another one bits the dust. This snowball effect is great. Do I feel sorry for these decidated, hard-working, loyal employees and not to mention they did their work with great integrity in spreading the fraud? No, they all knew what they were doing, they just didn’t care. Cowards each and eveyone of them for not having the integrity to stand up for what is honest an decent. They have no reason to complain if they are soon in the unemployment line. Who will go next????

  4. Pamela Edwards says:

    Poor little employee’s who gave thier all to corporate America and are now taking it in the shorts because they gave thier all to taking all of us to the cleaners.Integrity I think not!If they had integrity they would have stood up and said no,this is wrong and I’m not going to do this or further the lies and deception.Boo F***ing Hoo!Now were supposed to feel sorry for them.I for one have been waiting for them to join our ranks ,now maybe they will see that we all had genuine problems and were looking for help not a free ride.No tears or remorse hear apply to someone who cares!!!

  5. Michael Olenick says:

    I noticed a Pillar employee posting somewhere that the Baum photos were funny, and he didn’t see anything wrong with them. Hopefully he’s one of the 586. Wonder if he’s still laughing?

  6. gregory says:

    Just Maybe if they followed the rules they would still be in business!!!!! Companys that are Sleazy and Crooked don’t deserve to be in business. I hope lesson learned here……

    • The old saying “Crime does not pay” should not be taken lightly. I have never seen it end in anyother way. It always catches up to them. This time it has hurt so many people before these criminals have pulled their own rug out from under their own feet. It is so very sad for the 99%. They all need to learn a lesson from this and hear the Christmas song on You Tube Cher One Tin Soldier……and beg God for forgiveness and make this right to all of us. They can take it with them. I have known a couple of very wealthy people whom spent their lives sucking the blood out of the poor, that told me when they became older that they regretted what they did and had grown old and realized it was wrong, and did not have it in them any more. This has gone on for centuries, it is time for our generation to stop this outrageous crime forever. The only way there can be peace and a decent life for everyone is to stop the greed. and to uphold our constitutional law and Bill of Rights. The government is treading on our rights. Vote out the unconstitutional lawmakers. Unconstitutional law is dangerous for all of us.

  7. lvent says:

    Shut them all down!

  8. leapfrog says:

    “These are hard-working, dedicated people as well as loyal employees, and they performed their work with great integrity.”

    “Dedicated” to fraudclosure. Integrity? Steven J. Baum and Pillar Processing, don’t know the meaning of the word.

    • We all know Baum definition of integrity is greed! Integrity if you worship the devil!

      • CaitlinO says:

        It’s great that he’s being forced out of business but he really needs to be disbarred. He has to lose not only his livelihood but his means of gaining a livelihood. I hope his state Bar Association is on top of this.

  9. TheHutMaster says:

    Awwwww, all the PUPPY Groomed WHORES will be without their fake faces. They all need to be jailed. TODAY!

    Processing a Pillar up each of their scum asses sounds like fun!!!!

    DIE PILLAR Processing, DIE!!! We will burry you next to LPS!!!!

    “Fight The Good Fight”
    Every Minute, Every Day.

    • leapfrog says:

      When will LPS die? Seems like they are busy killing off robo signers instead. Did you know Banksters of America own major shares of LPS? Surprise, surprise (not really – not that surprising at all).

  10. David Robert says:

    – now those people will find out whats its like to face foreclosure and how it feels when attorney dogs are bitting at their family members heels. There house of cards is coming down.

    • TheHutMaster says:

      Yes, Indeed. I would like them to use their “JC Penny” collection practices to save their own asses now. DIE PILLAR, DIE!!!

      “Fight The Good Fight”
      Every Minute, Every Day.

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