Iowa Cuts 27 Jobs at Center for the Disabled
DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa has cut 27 jobs at the state-run Woodward Resource Center for the disabled, citing a reduction in the number of people living at the facility and a tight budget.
The Iowa Department of Human Services announced the layoffs of Tuesday.
Woodward Superintendent Marsha Edgington-Bott say the center has moved dozens of residents into home- and community-based programs, and with fewer people living on campus, budgets and staffing levels have dropped.
Woodward currently has 181 residents and 697 employees. The cuts include professional, clinical, treatment and management jobs.
No layoffs are planned for a similar center in Glenwood, which has 262 residents on campus.
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