Mercy Iowa City to lay off 29 employees, cites COVID-19


Mr. Scheinblum said the layoffs originate from numerous units and involve “a variety of nonspecific locations in the hospital.”.

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Thursday, October 8th, 2020

The health center reported the layoffs to Iowa Workforce Development Sept. 23, abiding by the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act..

Grace Iowa City (Iowa) will lay off 29 workers to attend to financial fallout from COVID-19, the health center verified to Beckers.

The news came as Mercy Iowa City announced plans to close its behavioral and mental health system by the end of the year.

The layoffs work Nov. 21, according to Mercy Iowa Citys notification to the state

” We reported with a 60-day notice to offer our associates more time beyond the mandatory notification to continue to get pay while seeking current alternative options within the company or beyond it,” stated spokesperson Aaron Scheinblum.

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