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Forum Communications Co., Published March 12 2010

Jamestown firm lays off 42

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – CareCentric Business Solutions laid off 42 people Thursday as part of a consolidation, an unnamed source said. Company officials did not confirm the layoff.

“We made a business decision to consolidate our Jamestown office into our Bloomington, Minn., billing operation,” said John Williams, a senior vice president at CareCentric Business Solutions based in Atlanta, Ga.

Williams declined to comment further.

A person who worked for the company said 42 people lost their jobs Thursday. The person asked not to be identified out of fear of losing severance pay.

A formal gag order had not been issued for employees.

CareCentric in Jamestown did billing for durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers.