Tulare Regional Medical Center, faced with significant revenue losses and construction delays, will lay off 16 workers, the medical center said Friday.
Fewer patients and rising construction costs of the medical center's 57-bed, four-story hospital tower and 24-bed emergency room -- stalled for months -- contributed to a $4 million loss from May to December 2012.
The medical center will eliminate 28 full-time jobs and 41/2 part-time jobs, mostly through attrition. No further reductions are expected.
The expansion of primary care clinics in west Tulare and Earlimart could provide new job opportunities, CEO Shawn Boulouki said: "Ideally, we will be in a position to rehire once our two new health care centers are open and the inpatient volume increases."
Wild Water park to hold job fair at mall
Wild Water Adventure Park will hold a job fair at Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis on March 23 to fill summer lifeguard and park positions.
The job fair will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the mall just east of Kohl's. The park is looking to fill 150 lifeguard positions, 45 food service jobs and 100 other park and office jobs.
Applications are available at wildwater.net or at the event. For more information, call (559) 299-WILD (9453).
New Fresno State farm market to open
Fresno State will unveil its new and expanded Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market on Monday.
The new building, constructed in a barn style, is 4,800 square feet and sits on the corner of Chestnut and Barstow avenues. The old store was about 3,000 square feet.
The new store opens at 10 a.m., stocked with many Fresno State products.
A $1.5 million donation from the estate of Joyce Mae Gibson funded the construction.