A Colorado-based emergency medical response services provider says it is scaling back operations in central Indiana. American Medical Response (AMR) says it is eliminating an undisclosed number of jobs in Indianapolis, though affected employees are being offered positions at the company’s operations in Evansville.
In a statement to Inside INdiana Business, AMR said, “Reduced demand for non-emergency transports, severe inflation, low government reimbursement, and other factors have made continuing along our current path unsustainable. Meanwhile, there is a nationwide shortage of paramedics and EMTs.”
The move was effective Nov. 30. The company did not respond to multiple requests seeking the number of affected jobs.
AMR said it has openings at its Evansville operation, and full-time employees who do not wish to transfer to another position will be offered severance packages.
“We very much want to keep these individuals working on board Indiana ambulances,” the company said. “We are committed to making this transition as smooth as possible for our team members, our healthcare colleagues, and the local community.”
Full-time and part-time employees have also been offered the chance to apply for work at upcoming special events, including track and racing events.
The company is a subsidiary of Global Medical Response, which employs more than 38,000 workers around the globe.