18 Jan 2010

South Island child care service closed

3:01 pm on 18 January 2010

The South Island operation of the Easy Mind child care service has been closed by liquidators, resulting in the loss of almost 50 full-time jobs.

Employees at Easy Mind were told two weeks ago that the company was having financial difficulty and a buyer was being sought.

Former Dunedin regional manager Linda Harvey says a buyer has been found for the company's operations in the North Island, but a sale of its South Island assets has fallen through.

South Island personnel were told on Sunday night that they are all out of a job.