A Danville non-profit company and industrial institution still trying to regain its footing after financial problems drew the attention of law enforcement is also being looked at by the Internal Revenue Service.
Pioneer Vocation Industrial Services on Corporate Drive announced about 34 layoffs in February. Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Mike Pittman — hired earlier this year when fiscal troubles were uncovered after the January retirement of former director Ron Zimmerman — said Wednesday 12 more people had to be laid off in the last six weeks because the job they were working on was losing additional money for the company.
Pittman said there currently are about 24 employees and eight office staff at the facility.
Pittman said the cuts have allowed the facility, which is governed by a board of directors, to put some money in the bank and pay its bills. However, the IRS is scheduled to visit later this month, and he believes the company could owe a significant amount in back taxes as well as penalties and interest.