"He said everyone was taking his people and he was sorry he could not keep them, so some of this is universal in the industry. People have a lot more options these days, and it's more acceptable to move around."
You are joking, right? You kicked them out, they are not going and joining with some other company on their own. You forcefully sent them out and called it as Resource Action and you & your managers gave a sweet name to it as Operation Apollo. That is your fault. Don't put the blame on others. People who were laid off have already moved on and started earning for their families, they will not / can not keep chanting your company name forever.
Don't tell me that junk execuse everyone in this industry is seeing loss so do I am. I will give you a PBC rating of 3 for that cheap execuse. If P8 saves you & your business that itself is a big miracle.
Look who is talking- this company has lost the right to talk about ethics. Don't tell me that old joke- IBUmmer