43 layoffs at uAlberta

June 1, 2010

To date, the number of University of Alberta staff who have received involuntary layoff notices, and were unable to be redeployed to other existing positions within the institution, is 43. uAlberta's provost says there will be more layoffs, but the total number of affected employees is expected to remain relatively low. Between 50 and 75 people are expected to lose their jobs. The provost says a great deal of work has been done to minimize job losses at the university. Among the programs aimed at reducing job cuts is a voluntary retirement incentive program. 181 uAlberta employees have opted to take early retirement under the program. uAlberta ExpressNews