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500 to lose jobs in cuts by KentuckyOne Health

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The largest healthcare provider in the state announces significant layoffs.

On February 28, Louisville-based KentuckyOne Health announced it's eliminated 500 positions system wide and will not fill an additional 200 vacant positions. The move is part of an effort to close a $218 million budget gap.

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A statement from KentuckyOne Health says employees who had their position eliminated will have first priority for open positions in the company.

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