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LSU Health Shreveport employees worried about not having a job

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Some LSU Health Shreveport employees worry about job security as they wait to find out if they'll be on the payroll when the hospital changes hands next month.

Janice Priest, employee union president, gets calls from those employees each day.

"We still have large amount of employees who have not heard if they're going to have a job or not," said Priest.

She said some employees have yet to be interviewed for their same job at Biomed or received a job offer.

With time running out, priest said the employees are worried.

"Most of them, they have families. We understand that," she said. "A lot them need a job. They have bills to pay. They have to have a job in order to be able to sustain themselves."

Even though Biomed never guaranteed a job to every single current state employee... Priest and union vice president Sandra Mack said it's only fair for Biomed to give them a definite answer-- either yes you have a job or no you do not.

Especially since the decision was completely out of the employees' hands.

"This is not something the employees decided to do," said Mack. "The state decided to do this."

Biomed will contract some of the services inside the hospital to outside business, like the billing and cafeteria. Priest said some of those contractors are also not getting back to the employees.

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