PITTSBURG — Pitsco has eliminated 10 positions from its workforce going forward.

The local education-based company confirmed Thursday that it has let 10 people go as part of a restructuring effort. Pitsco President Lisa Paterni said she wouldn’t call them layoffs, but a necessary part of the company’s strategic plan.

“I don’t know that I would term them ‘layoffs,’” Paterni said. “It is the elimination of positions as we restructure under our new strategic plan.”

She said with a changing market and business moving more and more online and into a digital marketplace, it was time for the company to see where responsibilities could be consolidated.

The 10 eliminated positions came from multiple areas of the company, and employees were given a severance.

Paterni said eliminating 10 positions decreased their workforce by less than 5 percent, and that new positions will become available in 2018.

She also said Pitsco is excited about the future under the strategic plan, and will be launching new products next year as well.

— Chance Hoener is a staff writer for the Morning Sun. He can be emailed at choener@morningsun.net or follow him on Twitter @ReporterChance.