BATON ROUGE, La. (KLFY) – 243 employees of a healthcare service provider that was contracted with Lafayette Medical Center will be laid off as of December 12, 2016.
A majority of the 243 employees are custodians and housekeepers. The rest of the layoffs include floor technicians, administrative assistants, a laundry worker, human resources personnel, managers, and shift leaders.
Aramark Healthcare Services, LLC issued a required Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) layoff notice with the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
Lafayette Medical Center did not renew its contract with AramarkHealthcare Services.
In a statement issued Monday, the hospital said affected employees will have the opportunity to apply for positions with the new facility services provider:
“Current Aramark EVS employees within LGH will have the first opportunity to apply for jobs with LGH. They will be required, by law, to go through the application and hiring process which includes a background check and drug screening.”
According to the LWC, companies are legally required by federal law to file WARN notices:
“If there is a full plant closure resulting in 50 or more employees losing their jobs in any 30-day period or if there is a mass layoff during any 30-day period. A layoff is considered a mass layoff if it is more than 500 employees or if it is between 50 and 499 employees and comprises 33 percent or more of the active workforce at that particular site.”