CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
APRIL 22, 2010
Orofino Health and Welfare to keep some workers
Some of the 19 employees at the Idaho Department Health and Welfare office in Orofino will retain their jobs even after the office closes by the end of May.
Four child welfare workers and
two mental health specialists will work out of State Hospital North. Two workers
who provide home services for families with developmentally disabled infants and
toddlers will also remain, maintaining their Orofino caseload while picking up
some additional cases in
Of the employees who will not
remain, four will be laid off and seven people will be reassigned to other
offices, including six going to
The department announced two weeks ago that itís closing nine offices across the state and laying off 126 people.
People applying for food stamps or Medicaid will be most affected by the office closures.