Arkansas academic health center to cut 130 additional jobs through attrition

Kelly Gooch - Print  | 

Little Rock-based University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will cut an additional 130 jobs through attrition, bringing its total projected job cuts to 730, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

The additional job cuts are designed to help the academic health center reduce a projected $72.3 million budget deficit for the fiscal year ending June 30. They come on top of the 600 job cuts, including 258 occupied positions, announced by UAMS in January.  The combined 730 positions represent about 6.6 percent of the organization's 10,900-member workforce, according to the report.

In addition to job cuts, UAMS plans to reduce expenses by ending a $45 million plan focused on maintenance issues and continuing its ongoing examination of employee benefits, said Bill Bowes, senior vice chancellor for finance and administration at UAMS, according to the report.


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