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Local company helping people who were suddenly laid off weeks before Christmas

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. — On the heels of the sudden shutdown of the emergency room and inpatient services at the Ellwood City Medical Center, a local company provided help for the near-100 employees who were laid off last week.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Local medical center laying off nearly 100 workers week after emergency room shut down

Just days after the shutdown and resignation of the medical center's CEO, Career Link in New Castle hosted a meeting for all 92 employees who were laid off.

The ex-employees are trying to get unemployment just two weeks before Christmas.

On Tuesday evening, all clinical services were "temporarily" suspended at the medical center, including inpatient and outpatient services and the emergency room.

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