Job Cuts at Children's Health Among More Than 630 New Layoffs in Dallas-Fort Worth

Children's Health System of Texas will close its home care division in Dallas' Medical District and lay off 93 workers. The layoffs are among more than 630 new job cuts disclosed by Dallas-Fort Worth employers in recent filings with the Texas Workforce Commission.Children's Health said it's closing the home care division March 29 and will work to place some laid off employees in other positions. Its system includes hospitals in Dallas and Plano, multiple specialty centers, a long-term care and rehabilitation clinic, and a network of primary care offices."We are dedicated to making this transition as seamless as possible for patients," the hospital system said in a statement. "We are also committed to making this a respectful and supportive process for impacted team members by working to retain them in open positions where possible, and facilitate appropriate job placement counseling."The decision comes at a time when the home health industry is expanding nationally. Jobs site CareerBuilder recently identified home health aides and personal care aides as jobs with the highest growth potential over the next five years.Here are other North Texas companies that notified the state about layoffs:SearsSears has been shutting down operations for a period of time since entering bankruptcy in October. The retailer is laying off 84 employees at its retail replenishment center in Garland, effective March 22. Sears' supply chain company, Innovel Solutions Inc., is ceasing operations at the facility.  Continue reading...

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