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Cuts take a bite out of Hoveround

February 7, 2014Elizabeth Deprey

SARASOTA, Fla. - Hoveround, citing competitive bidding cuts, recently laid off 20 workers from its headquarters here, reducing its workforce to 294.“We've had to do some trimming and cutbacks, but we didn't want to do that at the expense of customer service,” said Deb Silvers, vice president of corporate compliance. “We're doing everything we can to make sure everything is streamlined.”Unlike The Scooter Store, which didn't win any contracts and closed its doors late last...

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Hoveround lays off 20 workers

January 27, 2014HME News Staff

SARASOTA, Fla. - Power-wheelchair company Hoveround has laid off 20 workers from its headquarters, dropping its Sarasota-area work force to 294, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. The company blamed competitive bidding for the layoffs, saying the program has forced it to “streamline customer calls,” according to the story. As part of competitive bidding, Hoveround received contracts in 85% of its market areas, but it was forced to accept a reduction in reimbursement of 47%. “We...

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