News Headlines Article

Los Banos hospital layoff eliminates 15.5 positions
Merced Sun-Star

Michael Rooney is in the precarious position of looking for a job as he approaches 70. The room-service chef was laid off Oct. 20 and aspires for better than a restaurant job at minimum wage without benefits. “That’s OK if you’re 20-something, but I’m 68,” said the Los Banos resident. Memorial Hospital Los Banos cut 15½ full-time equivalent employees in October in a range of positions.