SNHU sends layoff notices to 87 part-time workers
MANCHESTER — Southern New Hampshire University will be hiring in the Manchester-area after sending layoff notices to 87 part-time workers who work from remote nationwide locations.
According to the Union Leader, the notices went out on Monday to the workers associated with SNHU's College for America.
Workers were given a 60-day notice and an undisclosed severance package, said university President Paul LeBlanc. The part-time workers have been offered to apply for 132 full-tome positions in New Hampshire, he added.
"We're still growing," LeBlanc said. "We want to increase our full-time jobs and have more of them in New Hampshire. That's the bottom line."
The college employs 7,000 part-time workers nationwide and 2,600 full-time workers, mainly in New Hampshire.
LeBlanc said SNHU reviewed its operations and decided to restructure the role of the advisers working in the College for America program.
According to the report, the restructuring will "ultimately provide stronger student support and improved student outcomes."