As part of a wider effort to cut costs within the healthcare IT business, Cerner Corporation will lay off 255 workers. These cuts will not only affect job holders in Kansas City but also jobs in Cerner offices across the country.

According to an article from the Kansas City Star:

The 255 affected workers represent less than 1 percent of the company’s global workforce of nearly 30,000.

Affected employees, who work in a variety of business units, were notified on Wednesday, Cerner officials said. They were offered a severance package and their official last day will be Nov. 5.

The article goes on to say that the Kansas City area's largest employer, Cerner Corporation, employees approximately 14,000. The world headquarters campus is located in North Kansas City, Missouri. They also have an office complex near the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas and a complex that sits in the former Banner Mall site.

Cerner Corporation was founded by by Neal Patterson, Paul Gorup and Cliff Illig in 1979.