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MedCorp shutdown leave hundreds out of work for the holidays

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EMS transport company MedCorp has suddenly shut its doors. That means hundreds of workers are without jobs.

We've received calls in the newsroom from workers as far away as Virginia who tell us they were let go without warning on Saturday.

Toledo workers were notified of the shutdown on Friday night.

Former employee Jeff Schwarzkopf says it wasn't completely unexpected. "We kinda saw the writing on the wall. It wasn't a huge shock, but it did send me reeling."

The timing of the closing caught everyone off guard. Schwarzkopf said, "Yeah that's really rough right before Christmas. Hopefully I can tray and make it work. I assume my family would not care if I can't afford to get them gifts."

Former MedCorp workers had already planned a Christmas gathering, but the party turned into an excuse to console each other.

Julie and Chris Zmudzinsk both worked for MedCorp for years before quitting over the summer to pursue what they considered to be more secure job opportunities.

Julie said, "It was hard, especially towards the end, getting rid of resources and it was more and more difficult to do the job."

Chris said, People are very bummed. There's some people that this was their plan A, there wasn't a plan B."

MedCorp was founded in Toledo 25 years ago and filed for Bankruptcy protection in 2011. A Federal judge approved its sale to Enhanced Equity Fund.

 

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