Hospital Layoffs Target Janitorial, Food Service Workers

Sodexo will lay off 407 workers after Health First, a four-hospital system based in Florida ends contract

By Dan Hounsell
July 12, 2021

Sodexo will lay off 407 workers after Health First, a four-hospital system based in Rockledge, Fla., ended a contract with the professional services company, according to Becker’s Hospital Review.

The layoffs will affect employees who provide environmental and food services at the four Florida hospitals, including 212 employees at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, 71 at Cape Canaveral Hospital in Cocoa Beach, 70 at Palm Bay Hospital and 54 at Viera Hospital in Melbourne. 

Health First notified Sodexo that it will cease to use its services beginning at the end of August. Compass One Healthcare in Pennsylvania will take over the services related to food and cleaning Sept. 1.




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