layoffs

WellCare

Tampa-based WellCare Health Plans, Inc. will lay off 57 employees over the next few months as it outsources its information technology to Ohio-based Accenture, the Tampa Bay Business Journal reports.

About half of the layoffs will be senior quality assurance analysts, WellCare says. The transition to Accenture will be done in mid-February, the Business Journal reports.

 The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager plans to cut 390 jobs at its Tampa location - including 150 pharmacists, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection says it’s going to give bonuses to employees who process permits quickly and do well on other performance measures, the Florida Current reports. But that’s drawing criticism from the the union that represents state employees, since the bonuses will come from money that was saved through layoffs and staff reductions. State Rep.