More than one-third of Outcome Health's employees accept buyouts

About 200 employees at Outcome Health took a voluntary buyout this week, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Of Outcome Health's 535 employees, more than one-third accepted the offer, which includes 90 days of severance pay. The employees' last days will be between Nov. 28 and Dec. 8.

The Chicago-based tech and advertising firm first offered buyouts Friday, amid allegations that the company engaged in fraud.

"[The company] understands that these are challenging times and that the ongoing scrutiny in the media may not be the right fit for everyone so the company is offering voluntary buyouts," Outcome Health said in a statement released Sunday, according to the Chicago Tribune. "Outcome Health's founders believe strongly in the long-term success of the business and that's why they are seeking to reinvest their own money into the company."

In late September, Outcome Health disclosed plans to lay off an unspecified number of employees — just days after announcing it would hire an additional 2,000 workers over the next five years. 

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