A spokesman for Hanesbrands, Inc. said some information released to The Mount Airy News about the severance package for laid-off employees was incorrect.
“I gave you some bad information on severance for the layoffs at our Mount Airy socks plant,” said spokesman Matt Hall.
A previous story on the layoffs, published in Saturday’s edition of The News, reported that the affected workers would be compensated with a lump-sum payment based on longevity.
“Our severance policy calls for severance in cases of full plant closures,” Hall said. “In case of partial layoffs, employees are eligible to be reinstated when openings occur, such as when there are retirements, turnover or other things that result in openings.
“So the employees in this case will be placed on callback lists to fill openings as they arise in Mount Airy, and they will be put on the list to fill openings for new jobs being created in Woolwine, Va.”
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