Cerner laying off 255 in wider cost cutting effort

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Cerner Corp. will lay off 255 workers as part of a wider effort to cut costs.

Cerner officials said the layoffs will occur in the Kansas City area and across the country. The affected employees were told Wednesday that their last official day will be Nov. 5.

The health care technologies company is Kansas City’s largest employer, with about 14,000 workers in the area. It has a global workforce of about 30,000.

The Kansas City Star reports Cerner is currently considering ways to diversify and is undergoing a review of its operations. CFO Marc Naughton said the company wants to cut more than $200 million in expenses.

The company continues to grow. Cerner has already hired several thousand workers this year and plans to hire hundreds this year.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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