Mayo Clinic, the Minnesota-based health care provider and research center, is laying off more than 100 employees as it shuts a laboratory testing facility in Andover.
Mayo told state officials last week that it would close the location, affecting 93 employees and 12 supplemental workers. The layoffs will begin May 21, the nonprofit organization said.
Mayo Medical Laboratories provides lab testing and pathology services to other health care companies, processing 23 million tests annually.
Mayo executives said they decided not to renew their laboratory lease at 160 Dascomb Road in Andover because the location is too far from their other operations.
“This was not an easy decision—in fact, it was an incredibly difficult decision,” Dr. William Morice II, president of Mayo Medical Laboratories, said in a news release.
The lab’s operations will move to Minnesota over the next nine months.
“Our primary concern is helping the affected staff at this location in every way possible,” Morice said. “As we transition the testing from New England to Mayo Clinic in Rochester throughout 2016, it is my hope that some of the staff in Andover will be interested in open positions at other Mayo locations.