Mayo Clinic Health System to lay off employees in Wisconsin

La Crosse, Wis.-based Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare plans to reduce staff and eliminate positions, according to according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice.

In the WARN notice, the system said layoffs will occur at its hospital in La Crosse but did not give the number of employees affected.

"The final number of employees currently affected at this employment site has not been determined yet, as these employees are seeking other opportunities within our organization," the notice said.

The system said the first round of layoffs is expected July 1.

The positions expected to be affected are neonatal nurse practitioners, nursing supervisors. administrator of operations and vice chair of administration.

"For the past several months, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse has been working through an integration process to ensure we are aligned with our strengths and maximizing our resources with a sharpened focus on providing expert hospital and clinical services," hospital officials said in a statement obtained by CBS/MyNetwork-affiliate TV station WKBT.

"Due to this restructuring, Mayo Clinic Health System was required to send a WARN notice to the Wisconsin Dislocated Worker Unit when a reduction in the workforce is pending. The limited number of employees affected have been notified, and we have been working with them to find positions within Mayo Clinic Health System," according to the statement.

More information about the WARN notice is here.


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