Top 10 lessons learned from employee layoffs Learn how Providian Financial communicated its layoff of nearly 10,000 employees to those let go—and those who remained. By Ragan StaffNov. 19, 2008 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.