Contract Loss Involves Hundreds of Indiana Health Jobs

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BRENTWOOD, Tennessee -

Corizon Health says its lost contract with the Indiana Department of Correction will cost nearly 700 Hoosiers their jobs. In a notice to the state, the Tennessee-based prison system health care provider says the contract will end March 31.

The relationship between Corizon and the state dates back 10 years. A 2014 news release from the company says the three-year agreement includes two, three-year renewal options. It says the scope of the contract covered care for some 28,000 offenders, including medical, dental, mental health and substance abuse services. The contract loss, Corizon says, is expected to be permanent.

The jobs are located in communities throughout the state, including:

  • Indianapolis
  • Pendleton
  • New Castle
  • LaPorte
  • Albion
  • Michigan City
  • Bunker Hill
  • Logansport
  • South Bend
  • Westville
  • Branchville
  • Edinburgh
  • Madison
  • Plainfield
  • Greencastle
  • Rockville
  • Carlisle

Corizon says it became aware of the decision February 22. Though not a guarantee, Corizon says its experience shows the next contract service provider will often hire many employees from the previous contractor.

You can connect to the full WARN notice posted by the Indiana Department of Work Force Development by clicking here.

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