FirstMerit and Huntington employees recieve layoff notices

Posted at 12:33 PM, Aug 04, 2016

Employees of both FirstMerit and Huntington banks are receiving lay off notices and new job offers for different positions as the two banks merge.

Newsnet5's media partner, the Akron Beacon Journal reported on Thursday that the two banks would be adding and eliminating positions within the joint company. 

Although the exact number of employees that will be affected by the changes is unclear, non-branch employees will be the main group affected. 

Huntington Bankshares Incorporated purchased Ohio-based FirstMerit Corporation in a $3.4 billion deal earlier this year. 

Huntington spokesperson, Brent Wilder told the Akron Beacon Journal, that even though in some instances employees may be getting a notice that their job is terminated, that doesn't mean that they will not have a job in the company long term.

 Read more at the Akron Beacon Journal.