Over 100 Covenant employees opt to quit, rather than be laid off - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/22/09

Over 100 Covenant employees opt to quit, rather than be laid off

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - 149 people at Covenant Health System in Lubbock has said they will take the offer to quit and not risk being laid off. NewsChannel 11 broke the story that Covenant would provide incentives to employees who would rather leave voluntarily.

Of the 149 who applied for the incentives, it is not known how many will be approved. Covenant Vice President Rodney Cates writes in an email "we are carefully evaluating each of the requests on an individual basis."

Covenant announced to employees that layoffs are coming but have not said how many. Those who are able to leave voluntarily will get four weeks of pay in addition to the normal severance package. 

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