R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Reducing Workforce

Winston-Salem, NC — Reynolds American is reducing its workforce in the city by asking 1,400 manufacturing employees to take a severance package.

Reynolds American is the parent company of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and announced the severance offer on Wednesday.

Spokeswoman Maura Payne said the employees have until Jan. 31 to take the offer. In 2009, about 400 employees took a severance package offered by the company.

Payne said the package offered to employees is the same as the one offered in years past: two weeks of pay for every year with the company with a minimum of 13 weeks of pay regardless of the amount of time with the company and a maximum of 78 weeks along with benefits and outplacement assistance.

source: digtriad.com

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