United Healthcare to cut 138 jobs in Newark area

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United Healthcare will lay off 138 employees in the Newark area.

The layoffs had been expected, since it was previously announced that the company had lost a portion of the state Medicaid health insurance contract to an Amerihealth affiliate.

A notice was posted on the state’s WARN site. Larger layoffs require advanced notice under federal law.

Amerihealth unit added, United Healthcare dropped from state Medicaid program

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The United move was the second this year for the Newark area with credit card banker Barclays announcing plans to cut more than 200 jobs at its Newark site as a part of a site consolidation move. Barclays filed a WARN notice earlier this year.

HSBC also plans to close a site in New Castle in a cost-cutting move. Student loan company Sallie Mae, Newark, intends to expand operations and announced plans to work to hire employees affected by the announced cuts.

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