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Education Management Corp. Lays Off 3 Percent of Workforce

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by Associated Press


PITTSBURGH ― Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corp. has laid off hundreds of employees at Art Institute campuses across the country, including 41 in the city.

The 3 percent reduction in the corporation’s workforce comes as the for-profit college operator adjusts to declining enrollment. Spokesman Bob Greenlee declined Wednesday to provide an exact count on the layoffs.

The company had more than 17,000 employees as of last fall and the layoffs come after 200 employees in Pittsburgh were told they would lose their jobs as the company moved its online Art Institute division to Phoenix.

EDMC has struggled with falling admissions and declining profits after the Justice Department challenged its enrollment and recruiting practices.

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