At a time when we need more front-line workers than ever, Baylor Scott and White is laying off employees.

According to a report from our news partners at KWTX, Baylor Scott & White will lay off 3% of their workforce due to the fallout of COVID-19. Several other employees will be facing a temporary salary reduction or may even be furloughed.

The employees being laid off will be paid until June 7th, but there are currently no plans for further payment after that date. Businesses across America are working to adapt to the economic fallout that has followed COVID-19, but cuts seem to be the easiest way to save money.

“While designed to better match our resources with evolving community needs, any decisions to part with our people are always very difficult. We are committed to supporting these team members’ transitions in every way possible,” CEO Jim Hinton said in a video message.

I would never think that those in the health industry would also be affected by this economic mess, but visits to clinics and hospitals have decreased because of the suspension of non-urgent surgeries.

Let's hope that small businesses and businesses with front line workers will be able to recover soon!

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