Marriott plans to lay off hundreds of workers in Maryland in October in response to a drop in coronovirus-fueled travel.
Effective 623 employees will be out of work at Marriott’s Bethesda headquarters on October 23, the company confirmed to Fox Business.
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According to the Labor Department’s website, the layoffs were mentioned in a Worker Adjustment Retirement Information (WARN) notice filed last week. The WARN notice is meant to provide at least 60 days of sufficient notice to employees before any commercial closure or mass layoffs.
Marriott declined to make any further statement about future layoffs. However, the company noted that it estimates a “significant portion” of employees who are currently on furlough to return to work by the end of September.
In March, when the epidemic first prompted worldwide lockdown orders and travel restrictions to curb the spread of the virus, Marriott International Inc. began closing hotels, discouraging thousands of employees, The Wall The Street Journal reported.
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However, recent layoffs indicated that a second wave of layoffs could hit American workers as cases are increasing around the nation.
The number of determined Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to 881,000 last week, evidence that the viral epidemic forces many businesses to have jobs.
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The latest figures released on Thursday by the Labor Department show that nearly six months after the Coronavirus explosion, the economy is still struggling to sustain a recovery and rebuild a job market ravaged by the recession.
According to Marriott, the Hotel Bethesda headquarters has about 4,000 employees.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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