Kaiser chops jobs in two East Bay cities and in Southern California

Health-care provider eliminates jobs in Pleasanton and Oakland

According to official filings with state labor officials, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals has disclosed plans to cut scores of California jobs, the majority of which are in the Bay Area.

According to filings with the state Employment Development Department, the healthcare behemoth has revealed plans to eliminate 49 non-union jobs in California.

According to the WARN notices, the Bay Area layoffs include the loss of 28 jobs, all in the East Bay.

The job cuts were announced at a time when Kaiser is engaged in labor negotiations with its employees on a variety of issues. Approximately 68,000 employees statewide, including 23,000 in the Bay Area, recently ended a three-day strike at a variety of Kaiser facilities.

This news organization contacted Kaiser to request a response from the healthcare provider about the situation.

The healthcare services provider announced plans to cut 21 jobs in Pleasanton, where Kaiser has a large number of operations, and another seven jobs in downtown Oakland, where Kaiser’s headquarters are located.

“Kaiser Foundation Hospitals intends to permanently lay off certain employees at various California locations,” wrote Christine Neubauer, a Kaiser human resources director, in a WARN letter to the EDD. “No employer locations are closing.”

The layoffs were set to begin on or around November 10, according to the WARN letter.

Kaiser cut 21 jobs in Southern California, affecting employees in Burbank, Pasadena, Rancho Cucamonga, and San Diego.

Kaiser stated that the affected employees are not members of any union. In addition, even if they have seniority, laid-off employees will not be allowed to replace other Kaiser employees.

“No bumping rights exist for these non-represented employees,” Neubauer stated in his WARN letter.

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