Skip to comments.Bostwick Labs to cut 90 of 154 workers at south Orlando facility (Florida)
Posted on 12/09/2012 9:31:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Bostwick Laboratories Inc. will lay off 90 of 154 employees in its Orlando lab between now and next August, the company said Friday.
In a layoff-warning letter sent to the state, human-resources manager Michael Tenney said the employees would be let go from the south Orlando facility at 7001 Lake Ellenor Drive. Positions being eliminated range from medical technologists, lab specialists and lab assistants to purchasing and distribution specialists.
Virginia-based Bostwick, founded in 1999, specializes in diagnosing cancer through such methods as analyzing prostate biopsies and urine tests...
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Not good news for my area...even with the Medical Complex opening up near Orlando Intl Airport...not sure the new Medical Complex (Nemours Children’s Hosp., UCF Medical School, future VA Hosp.) is, or has plans, to take up the slack
Help me understand - why, on the verge of bringing “affordable healthcare” to millions of people “who don’t have/can’t afford it now” - - are we seeing these layoffs and cutbacks in all segments of the healthcare industy?
Shouldn’t this industry be experiencing the strongest growth in decades, with all these new consumers to serve?
(yeah...I’ll add the /sarc )
Good question. The other question is why after news of layoff after layoff did the unemployment rate go down?
I wonder how many of the 90 voted for Obama.
Very simple to answer unless you were being sarcastic. Those leaving the labor pool altogether has been shrinking much faster than the number of those who got any kind of job. It’s called the Labor Participation Rate and was devised to skew the real numbers because those leaving the pool causes the total number of those actively looking going down as a ratio of the jobs available.
Essentially, the labor pool is shrinking faster than there are new jobs to replenish it.
I should have said those available in the pool is shrinking.
Lab workers are the lowest paid in most hospitals ,, lower often times than “environmental” staff (floor sweepers) ... most hospitals list the lab as an expense on their org chart and not a “profit center” ,, makes sense that an external lab would be hard hit by cutbacks frontrunning Obamacares reduction in reimbursements. besides .. a delay in getting lab results ,, although potentially disastrous for a patient ,, can legitimately extend the gravy train of paid days as an inpatient for the hospital!! (sorry ,, no sarc here)