Letter of Recommendation
Position of Trust, Special Duty, and/or Employment Position
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are not familiar with it.
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To Whom it May Concern:
[First Last Name] worked for me at
[Company Name] Technologies for three years, as a
instructor. I am writing this letter to confirm that his recent layoff from
[Company Name] was not in
any way tied to his performance, and to highly recommend him as an employee with
Had I been given the choice, I would not have laid [First
Name] off. But it was not my decision to make. [Company Name] decided to withdraw from the PC
market, balance expenses with the anticipated reduction in
sales revenue, and hire a consulting firm to evaluate long-term staffing needs.
As a result, [Company Name] drastically reduced the size of its workforce by dissolving the entire PC
division, including the technical
training department. Unfortunately, this major reorganization left no other
position open for [First Name].
We regretfully had to let him go.
[First Name] is a conscientious, highly-skilled
technical instructor, worthy of at least a senior or
management position. He has keen insight into the learning process, and is an
expert in needs analysis,
project management, course development, and classroom instruction.
[First Name]'s in-depth product
knowledge, unique instructional techniques, and excellent people skills have
consistently received rave
reviews from his students. Should conditions at [Company
Name] change, I wouldn't hesitate to hire him
If you would like to speak to me about [First Name]'s
skills, talents and work habits, feel free to call (###) ###-#### or page me by dialing
[First Last Name]
Vice President, Technical Services
Note: Signature lines are 5 spaces below the last line of text.