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Bayada Home Health Care laying off 682 employees in Tampa Bay area

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

The company told the state on Monday that it is closing four offices in the Tampa Bay area, resulting in 692 layoffs.

Bayada Home Health Care will lay off nearly 700 employees in the Tampa Bay area, according to state records.

In a letter to the Florida Department of Economic opportunity, the company announced on Monday that it is closing four offices in the Tampa Bay area, which will result in it laying off 682 employees, effective April 1.

The company will lay off 150 employees in its Brandon office, 306 in its Brooksville office, 144 in its New Port Richey office, 79 in its Clearwater office and three who work remotely in Tampa.

In a statement released on Tuesday afternoon, Bayada said the layoffs come as the company closes its locations that provide Medicaid personal care and support services.

The company said the decision impacts a "small percentage of our total Bayada client base in the state." It will continue to provide care to Florida Patients through its Private Pay Personal Care, Medicare Certified Home Health and Private Duty Nursing Services, the statement said.

"Our current Bayada clients and employees are our top priority during this transition," the statement said. "We are working closely with our key referral partners to help ensure our clients have continued care. We’re also working closely with impacted employees as they seek new opportunities, including roles at other Bayada locations throughout the state."

Bayada provides clinical care and support services in the home for children and adults. It is based in New Jersey and has more than 350 offices in 22 states and eight countries.

Editors Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Bayada also laid off employees at some facilities on Florida's east coast. The story has been updated.

Julio Ochoa is editor of Health News Florida.