A technology company says it will lay off more than 1,500 employees at a Boise call center where workers handle questions about the federal health care law.
The Idaho Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/1F11uRI ) that Maximus Inc. has hired, laid off and rehired hundreds of employees at the call center since 2013.
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But the company says in a letter to employees that its contract is ending, and this time, the layoffs will be permanent.
Maximus, based in Reston, Virginia, serves health and human-service agencies under government contracts.
According to a lawsuit filed against the company, Maximus is a subcontractor under a $100 million, 30-month federal contract to provide customer service for health insurance exchanges run by the federal government.
Information from: Idaho Statesman, http://www.idahostatesman.com