Local jobs lost as Medibank Lismore prepares to close

THREE local jobs will be lost when the Lismore Medibank store closes on April 10 due to dwindling patronage.

Medibank's divisional general manager of sales and service, Jason Gowie, said they could not justify the continued operation of the Lismore retail centre, which is located in Lismore Shopping Square.

An internal review found members were not using the store as often as they used to, instead opting to use the insurer's website and telephone service.

"The decision to close the Lismore retail store was not made lightly," he said.

"We understand this is difficult decision for the three staff that operate the store and we are working with them to assist them during this time including exploring redeployment opportunities within Medibank and providing career counselling."

Visit http://www.medibank.com.au, or phone 134 190.