Millikin University in Illinois is poised to lay off 15 employees and reduce a number of unspecified vacant positions, citing “the effects of the [coronavirus] pandemic, coupled with increased expenses, and changing demographics,” according to WAND-TV.
“The majority of the reductions will be made through a combination of open vacancies and retirements, and one-year contracts that will not be renewed. Fifteen layoffs are included, with several of those being part-time or reduced hours. All tenured and tenure-track faculty members laid-off will receive 10-month terminal contracts, and those affected by administrative and staff reductions will receive a 90-day notice to assist in planning and seeking alternative employment,” read part of a university statement to WAND-TV.
Employees affected by the layoffs will reportedly be informed by the end of this month.