SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—A recent reduction to employees in the Kaiser Permanente corporation—about 200 positions—will not reach Santa Cruz County, a spokesman said Tuesday.
One of the largest private employers in California, the company has more than 149,000 employees and 16,000 physicians in the state.
In addition, the spokesperson said the company has nearly 4,000 open positions across Northern California.
The changes affect primarily non-clinical administrative support positions, in addition to temporary, on-call and per-diem positions.
In a statement, the company says it works during reorganizations to place the employees in other areas of the company. Failing that, the company helps with education, training benefits, outplacement services and up to a year of wages and benefits.
“While these changes will represent a very small percentage of our workforce, we do not undertake them lightly and we always consider the support our valued colleagues will need as a result of these decisions,” the spokesperson said.