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Manheim furloughs staff in Penn Township

//May 14, 2020

Manheim furloughs staff in Penn Township

//May 14, 2020

Manheim, a vehicle auction company in Penn Township, Lancaster County, plans to furlough 682 employees as a response to the impact the company has felt from the COVID-19 pandemic.

A subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Automotive, Manheim wrote in a notice to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry that it plans to furlough the employees for up to sixteen weeks starting April 17.

The company will continue to pay its employees benefits and will also pay the employee portion of medical, dental, vision, life insurance and long-term disability benefits for employees previously enrolled.

“We are hopeful that the COVID-19 pandemic will improve in the very near future, that current economic conditions will change and that we will be able to have employees return to work as soon as possible,” Constance Walters, assistant general counsel at Cox Automotive, wrote in the notice.

While the furloughs are planned to last up to sixteen weeks, Walters wrote that they could last longer than anticipated depending on the continued effects of the pandemic.

Along with the furloughs at Manheim, Cox announced 152 furloughs at a location in Montgomery County and 305 in Butler County.

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