Brentwood-based RegionalCare Hospital Partners has laid off about 7 percent of the employees — most in administrative and support positions — at its 135-bed Iowa hospital. Ottumwa Regional Health Center was the first acquisition for RegionalCare, which was launched in the summer of 2009.
Nashville-based Bridgestone Americas has consolidated two of its subsidiaries catering to the commercial tire market and laid off more than 20 people.
The combination of Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions and Bridgestone's Off Road Tire/U.S. and Canada Tire Sales into Bridgestone Commercial Solutions is designed to create one team that will "better leverage our talent, create a more cohesive team and offer a higher level of service." A total of 30 positions are being eliminated but eight of those had been open.
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Bankrupt book seller Borders Group has notified the state of the layoffs it's conducting in conjunction with the shuttering of its Cool Springs location. Between April 4 and the end of May, the company is shedding 27 jobs in Williamson County.
Josh Flory reports on the laying off of about 70 employees last week at Green Bankshares, where management is trying to right the ship after curtailing its lending over the past few years.
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The announcement was made Tuesday, just five months after Community Health Systems bought Forum Health, and it emerged from bankruptcy. "Eliminating jobs is very difficult," said David Fikse, Northside Medical Center and Health System CEO, in a release. "We know this decision has a real and direct impact on the lives of those affected. At the same time, we must make these adjustments in order to restore and strengthen our hospitals so that we may remain open and ready to care for our patients and to provide jobs for local residents." He goes on to say that the hospitals have been through challenging times, and as they continue to grow while the economy recovers, they hope to add jobs again.