47 jobs to be cut at Columbus Regional

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - More than 40 jobs at Columbus Regional are at risk because of sequestration.

Company officials say 1 percent of its workforce, or 47 hospital employees, are impacted by the eliminations, but they will be allowed to re-apply for other positions within Columbus Regional, or be offered a severance package.

The company anticipated a reduction in federal funding and had been looking to cut expenses over the past 15 months.

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