80 job losses at Homecare Medical
Redundancies follow loss of important HSE contract by Mayo-based company
Fianna Fáil spokesperson on jobs Dara Calleary said the job losses come as a terrible blow to staff in the run up to Christmas.
The firm has been forced to axe 50 positions in Kiltimagh and 15 in Ballyhaunis, following the termination of a HSE contract for recycling of aids and appliances. A further 15 jobs will go at other Homecare centres in other parts of the country.
Fianna Fáil spokesperson on jobs Dara Calleary said the job losses come as a “terrible blow” to staff in the run up to Christmas.
“The loss of these jobs will unfortunately have a significant impact on the local economy, at a time when the East Mayo region can least afford it,” he added.
The job losses are understood to affect a large proportion of the workforce at the company.
The company supplies healthcare equipment to the HSE, hospitals and nursing homes.