A Minnesota home care company plans to hire hundreds of
employees who will lose their jobs when a Wisconsin
long-term care nonprofit ceases operations this month at 11
Aderonke and Michael Mordi, president and vice
president International Quality Homecare Corp., have
announced they will hire at least 500 GeminiCares workers.
The couple also said their company will expand into
Wisconsin to maintain home care and other services with the
GeminiCares workers’ clients, the La Crosse Tribune
‘‘We’ve always wanted to go into those areas,’’ Aderonke
Mordi said Tuesday. ‘‘We already had an office in
Trempealeau, and we’ve wanted to go to Eau Claire.’’
More than 700 employees will be out of work when
GeminiCares closes sites in Slinger, Adams, Hayward, Eau
Claire, La Crosse, Marinette, Neillsville, Reedsburg,
Stevens Point, Whitehall and West Bend on May 31. More than
100 workers in the La Crosse area and 85 in Whitehall will
About 200 GeminiCares employees already had applied for a
job at the Mordis’ company as of Tuesday.
The Mordis, both of whom are pastors, immigrated from
Nigeria more than 20 years ago. Their faith motivated them
to launch a business to provide staff to nursing homes in
1998 and start International Quality Homecare Corp. in 2000,
‘‘That’s who we are,’’ Aderonke Mordi said. Her husband
added, ‘‘We are both ministers of the gospel, and we have a
passion for people.’’
Their firm will offer health and other benefits to
workers that GeminiCares did not, Aderonke Mordi said.
International Quality Homecare Corp. currently employs
about 500 people and operates seven branches in Minnesota.
The company is based in Rochester, Minnesota, and provides
services to the elderly, people with disabilities and others
with chronic health conditions.