(Houston Chronicle) MD Anderson Cancer Center will cut its payroll by about 1,000 people, including 800 to 900 layoffs, the institution's leaders announced Thursday.
No doctors or clinical-care nurses will lose their jobs, as Anderson reduces costs to try to stem operating losses. The layoffs will save the cancer hospital about $120 million.
The reduction, nearly 5 percent of Anderson's 20,000-employee work force, had been feared at the acclaimed cancer center since late last month when officials confirmed operating losses of more than $50 million in both September and October. A cost-containment plan had been implemented then that stopped short of layoffs, but officials warned that staff cuts were under consideration.
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