Skip to comments.Scooter Store's staff on furlough (1,800 jobs)
Posted on 03/09/2013 3:26:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Late Friday afternoon, The Scooter Store's chief executive notified employees that effective immediately, but with certain exceptions they'd been placed on unpaid furlough.
In an email, CEO Martin Marty Landon told employees not to return to work unless they receive notice from the company's human resources department.
The Scooter Store, one of the nation's largest suppliers of power wheelchairs and scooters, had about 1,800 workers as of last month. That's following the announcement in February that it had cut 150 positions.
About 1,200 employees worked out of its New Braunfels headquarters.
The furloughs came a little more than two weeks after federal agents executed a search warrant at the company's headquarters, presumably as part of an investigation into Medicare and Medicaid fraud....
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I don't believe any scooters or parts are Manufactured or Assembled in New Braunfels. The 1500 employees of the Scooter Store are for Selling and Support only. The Scooter Store buys the Scooters and Parts from another Company, I think it's Pride Mobility?
Although it appears they don't have much SKIN in the Game, recent events proves otherwise. Marketing!!!!!!!!!
layed off in NB. Seems like a lot of employees.!
Most all the people, including teens, that want a job can get a job here during the Summer, we are, after all a Tourist Destination (Trap).
But of that 15 to 18 hundred FURLOUGHED EMPLOYEES (which can not collect Unemployment insurance until they are officially Laid Off or Let go) about a quarter of them did not live in the City (Violating the Tax Abatement agreement our Idiot 4B board/City Council) signed with the Scooter Store.
It will be tough for allot of these people and I certainly feel for them, but such is Life.
I've always been generous to deserving people more unfortunate than I and will continue to help all that I can and then some.