Kaiser Permanente Cuts 530 Jobs

by Christopher Freeburn | November 19, 2012 11:15 am

jobless unemployment 630 300x227 Kaiser Permanente Cuts 530 Jobs[1]Kaiser Permanente said on Saturday that it is cutting 530 jobs at its operations in Southern California[2].

The health management organization (HMO) released a statement saying that many of the laid off workers could be rehired next year, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin noted.

In October, Kaiser laid off 84 Southern California-based workers. The company said the latest round of layoffs had been prompted by the Affordable Care Act. That legislation, signed into law by President Obama last year, is set to begin taking effect next year,

Kaiser currently employs about 60,000 staff and 5,700 physicians in Southern California. No physicians were affected by the new layoffs. Unionized clerical and health care workers will receive income and retraining benefits as they search for new employment.

A number of other companies have recently announced plans to shed workers, including:

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/jobless-unemployment-630.jpg
  2. at its operations in Southern California: http://www.dailybulletin.com/breakingnews/ci_22014897/kaiser-permanente-lays-off-530-employees-southern-californi
  3. PC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=PC
  4. the end of March: http://investorplace.com/2012/11/panasonic-reveals-even-deeper-job-cuts/
  5. CL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CL
  6. over the next four years: http://investorplace.com/2012/10/colgate-to-cut-2300-jobs-by-2016/
  7. UBS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=UBS
  8. the next three to five years: http://investorplace.com/2012/10/ubs-plans-major-restructuring-10000-job-cuts-2/
  9. MSO: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MSO
  10. of its workforce: http://investorplace.com/2012/11/martha-stewart-to-cut-magazines-and-jobs/
  11. CMCSA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CMCSA
  12. across its operating divisions: http://investorplace.com/2012/11/nbcuniversal-cutting-staff/

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