In Colorado, there have been plenty of closures that have left employees out of work. Many of them have come from big box retail stores. 

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In fact, Colorado is a leader in the country for store closures in general. The state is experiencing the largest decline in brick-and-mortar stores in the country, leaving many people jobless.

However, even more companies have been cutting employees for different reasons. 

Recently, the worldwide health company, Carestream, laid off over 200 people after they shut down their Colorado location

Two other companies in particular have laid off a significant amount of employees as well.

Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners Cuts a Massive 330 Employees

Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners is a non-profit located right here in Colorado. They have prided themselves in helping Coloradans who struggle with mental health and substance abuse issues. 

Starting on June 30th, the non-profit will be letting go of a shocking 330 employees. The reason for such a dramatic shift; a loss of state funding. 

The particular group of people who have been affected is Denver. In fact, based on the form that is provided by the Coloradans, it seems the 330 employees make up the entire department.

Losing a crisis hotline is a tough pill to swallow. If you need help with mental health and/or substance abuse issues, another resource is Colorado Crisis Services.

Another Company, Mind Spring, is Laying Off 71 Employees

Mind Spring is yet another health organization that is based right here in Colorado. 

They are laying off 71 employees at their Mesa County location as of May 31st. The reduction of the workforce comes from a similar reason as RMCP; a loss of state funding.

The document provided by the Coloradan also shows that it was due to a change in billing opportunities.

While RMCP began their layoffs on June 30th, Mesas’ Mind Springs was effective immediately.

There are still Mind Spring locations in Craig, Rangely, Meeker, Rifle, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Steamboat Springs, Eagles, Aspen, Vail, Frisco, Granby, and Walden.

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