Kaiser Permanente Will Cut 1,800 more jobs in California
Posted Aug 12 2009 10:31pm
The positions cut are all to be in California and just recently there were some major cuts in their IT department as well. It appears even with the results of the last quarter the company is still losing members and is bracing for more loss as the cost of insurance and loss of jobs still has not left. BD
One of the state's largest employers, healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente, said it would eliminate more than 1,800 positions as it struggles with drooping membership, uncertain healthcare reform and shriveling Medicare reimbursement rates. Job reductions will occur within the next few months, the Oakland-based nonprofit said Tuesday. Many of the purged positions -- just under 2% of Kaiser employees -- are temporary, on-call or short-hour. Most Kaiser medical centers in California will be affected.
In Southern California, 650 administrative and service employees out of roughly 56,000 total were notified Tuesday that their positions would be cut, Anderson said. About 1,200 workers in Northern California were told the same.
Last week Kaiser said membership had tumbled by nearly 36,000 members to 8.6 million in the first six months of the year.