More layoffs at Invacare

Thursday, November 5, 2015

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has reduced its workforce for the second time in less than 18 months, according to local news reports. Thirty employees were laid off—20 from its Elyria and North Ridgeville facilities, and 10 from other sites, Lara Mahoney, director of investor relations and corporate communications, told the Chronicle-Telehram. In August, Invacare laid off 150 employees and 40 temporary employees.“Adjustments are being made across the board,” Mahoney told the newspaper. The layoffs are the result of financial problems sparked in part by a 2012 consent decree from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which has limited Invacare’s ability to manufacture wheelchairs and wheelchair components. So far, the company has completed two of the three FDA audits required to lift the consent decree.