As a general rule, layoffs at the College are rare and temporary. However, in the event a layoff becomes necessary, a concentrated effort will be made to relocate the employee in some comparable position. Should relocation be impossible, the Human Resources Office will give those employees on a “layoff status” preferential treatment when a comparable position for which they qualify becomes available. In cases where more than one employee is eligible for re-employment, the individual who best meets the needs of the College will be re-hired. Other factors to be considered are: job skills, past work performance and seniority. Employees who do not accept relocation will not be given preferential treatment should they reapply for employment at a later date.