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Cleveland Clinic jobs relocating to Beachwood

Cleveland Clinic jobs relocating to Beachwood

(Cleveland) - Hundreds of Cleveland Clinic jobs are moving to the Beachwood and a city lawmaker is not happy about it.

Cleveland Councilman Jeff Johnson wants his fellow legislators and Mayor Frank Jackson to question Clinic executives about plans to relocate 700 employees from the almost 100 year old Parker-Hannifin Building at East 173rd and Euclid Avenue, to the much newer former Bank of America Building in Beachwood.

Workers making the move are involved in I.T., medical records processing and other fields, and have high salaries. Johnson says the relocation will cost the City of Cleveland over $1 million in payroll tax revenues.

Johnson tells Newsradio WTAM 1100 that the move will also have a negative economic impact on the struggling Euclid Park neighborhood.

A Clinic spokesperson says the Parker-Hannifin structure is too old with high maintenance and upkeep and may be demolished if it can't be sold, and the former Bank of America Building was given to the Clinic as a gift.

Employees are expected to settle into their new home late in 2014.

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