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Education Management Corp. Lays Off 40 Employees

02/20/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 19, 2014.

The for-profit provider of higher education on Tuesday laid off about 40 employees in Pittsburgh, where the company is based. An EDMC spokesman said most of the cuts did not involve faculty members. The company is one of several in the for-profit sector that have faced increasing scrutiny amid declining enrollments.

“Unfortunately, we made the difficult decision today to eliminate approximately 40 positions in Pittsburgh,” Hardman said. “The changes are part of an overall strategy to invest in the areas directly related to student achievement.”

The company has about 23,000 employees across the United States, including about 2,200 in Pittsburgh.

EDMC laid off several hundred employees in October as the result of declining student enrollment and a sluggish economy.