Yale-New Haven Hospital maintenance managers must reapply for jobs after outsourcing deal

About two dozen supervisory staff at Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital reapplied to their jobs after the hospital said it intends to bring in a national company, St. Clair Shores, Mich.-based ABM Healthcare Support Services, to oversee maintenance services at its two local campuses, according to a New Haven Register report.

The hospital originally anticipated the 25 supervisors all would be offered work with ABM, according to the report. However, the supervisory personnel told the New Haven Register that the number of jobs was cut to 20 and applications to join ABM have been opened up beyond the current staff.

It is unclear how much money Yale-New Haven will save as a result of the move. However, hospital spokesman Vincent Petrini told the New Haven Register, "We are going to look for every efficiency that we can," while trying to keep from directly impacting the livelihood of hospital workers.

The supervisory staff reapplied for their jobs on Monday with the changes going into effect Nov. 1. Mr. Petrini said the supervisors could apply for other jobs at the hospital, but said the jobs available were mainly clinical positions, according to the report.

The move comes amid financial issues. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (D) ordered $24 million in rescissions after the recent stock market drop threw off state revenue projections, in addition to $53 million in cuts to Yale-New Haven by legislature.


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