COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — OhioHealth said in a letter last week that the final work date for 58 of its recently laid-off employees will be in November.
In a Sept. 1 letter to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther and the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, OhioHealth said Nov. 4 will be the last work day for 58 of its associates. The 58 impacted employees are part of the more than 600 layoffs announced in July, a spokesperson for OhioHealth said.
The letter said 56 of the associates work remotely while the other two employees work at the Blom Administrative Campus and at Athens Medical Associates. All affected employees are being notified or have been notified of their Nov. 4 layoff date.
The move is part of a larger plan to outsource jobs to external partners, who will provide some of the services currently provided by in-house employees, OhioHealth spokesperson Colin Yoder previously told NBC4 in an email.
“This strategy will enable us to secure the skills, technology, expertise and innovation required to deliver a best-in-class, patient-centric, personalized healthcare experience without taking away from investments we are already making at the bedside,” Yoder said.
The healthcare system is supporting its laid-off workers with outplacement support, a job fair, temporary salary and benefits continuation upon termination. It’s also offering upskill training for information technology employees, according to Yoder.