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Everest University's parent company lays off 127 employees in Tampa

Published Mar. 28, 2016

TAMPA — Everest University's parent company, Zenith Education Group, has laid off 127 employees in Tampa, the company reported to the state Department of Economic Opportunity on Monday.

The nonprofit's Brandon and Lakeland campuses are relocating operations to Tampa, which it says has "ample capacity" to accommodate the additional 343 students. Its locations in Melbourne and Pompano Beach are no longer accepting new students and will close after its 340 current students "complete their programs or pursue other options," the company wrote in a statement.

"Zenith will institute organizational changes that both strengthen and flatten the leadership structure and create a more development-focused organization, including establishing directors of student success at each campus," the company wrote.

Zenith, a spinoff of ECMC Group, acquired dozens of Everest campuses from Corinthian Colleges Inc. in February 2015.

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