“Any time there is a reduction in workforce of at least 50 associates or 33 percent of an employment base in one location, companies are required to send a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification letter,” said David White, spokesman for BB&T. “As part of a consolidation of our back-room operations in Allentown and Boyertown, BB&T has begun to notify affected associates whose current roles will not continue with the organization.”
White said about 241 total employees (154 in Boyertown and 87 in Allentown) will be notified.
“We recognize that these can be emotional and challenging situations for our associates, their families and our communities,” White said. “These are difficult decisions, and we do not take them lightly.”
BB&T sent the letters to the mayors of Boyertown and Allentown, and both should mayors should receive them today, White said this morning.
Employees who stay through their 60-day notice period will receive severance benefits and career transition services, White said. BB&T will continue to work during and after the National Penn conversion to help affected employees find positions either inside or outside the company, White said.
“We continue to expect to retain all National Penn’s high-performing, direct client-facing associates and revenue producers,” White said.