- Universal Orlando Resort hotels had to cut 800 jobs due to the impact of the pandemic on business
- The company that decided to do without the services of receptionists, maids, cooks, chefs and waiters
- This group of employees, now unemployed, was not represented by a union
Universal Orlando Resort hotels had to cut 800 jobs due to the impact of the pandemic on business.
Loews Hotels & Co announced last week that 800 workers were laid off at its Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Cabana Bay Beach Resort.
The employment relationship with these people would have been terminated indefinitely, according to the company that decided to do without the services of receptionists, maids, cooks, chefs and waiters.
This group of employees, now unemployed, was not represented by a union, he reported. USA Today.
Universal Orlando Resort hotels cut 800 jobs due to pandemic
In a letter addressed to the state of Florida, one of the company directors explains that they suffered a “sudden, dramatic and unexpected change in reserves” due to the increase in coronavirus infections between the months of June and July. This caused other states in the country to order tourists visiting Florida to serve a quarantine period.
The company’s decision comes just as the tourism industry in the state of Florida has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
Not only are the hotels, so it has also happened with the famous Orlando theme parks that continue to try to get around the difficult situation.
According to The Orlando Sentinel, Loews Hotels & Co had already closed two other hotels of the Universal Orlando group due to the economic blow that Covid-19 has given them.
JC Penney store chain to cut 1,000 jobs
In the midst of its recovery process, the JC Penney chain of stores announced that it would cut about 1,000 jobs.
JC Penney announced Wednesday that it will cut about 1,000 jobs in its effort to emerge from bankruptcy.
The chain stores Departmentals said last month that it had identified some 150 branches to close in the first stage of a restructuring to become a minor operator.
The jobs to be eliminated are in the corporate areas, local management and international positions.
JC Penney filed for bankruptcy protection last May. It had been in trouble for some time, but its situation, like that of other retailers, worsened with the pandemic. Other retailers that have recently filed for bankruptcy include J. Crew, Neiman Marcus, Brooks Brothers and Sur La Table.
JC Penney said it plans to permanently close nearly a third of its 846 branches in the next two years. It would have just over 600 stores left.
It recently published a list of the establishments that would close and in which they would offer clearance sales of up to 40% discount.
JC Penney reports that it will close 13 more stores than planned (LIST)
After filing for bankruptcy and announcing its liquidation sales, JC Penney reports that it will close 13 more stores than planned.
The JC Penney chain of stores has revealed 13 new stores that will also close for good as part of their process of bankruptcy.
At first, they had only reported on the closure of 136 stores, in which clearance sales had already begun.
Now, the company is nearing its goal of closing 30 percent of its stores, which is equivalent to about 250 out of 846 stores.
For the summer they hope to close the first 200 stores and the other 50 will be progressively closed over the following year.
JC Penney, which filed for bankruptcy in May, expects to start clearance sales at these 13 stores on 3rd of July, when a federal judge closed the session, reported USA Today.
JC Penney will close 13 stores:
These are the last locations configured to close:
- JC Penney Concord, Sun Valley Mall, 484 Sun Valley Mall
- JC Penney Hyattsville, Prince Georges Mall, 3500 East West Highway.
- Alma: Northtown Village, 1680 Wright Ave.
- Bay City: Bay City Town Center, 4129 E Wilder Road
- Big Rapids: 125 S Michigan Ave.
- Greenville: Greenville West Mall, 300 Greenville West Drive
- Mount Pleasant: Mount Pleasant Mall, 2231 S Mission Road
- Okemos: Meridian Mall, 1982 W Grand River Ave.
- Owosso: 201 S Washington St.
- Bay Shore: South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Highway
- Poughkeepsie: Poughkeepsie Galleria, 2001 South Road
- Omak: Omache Mall, 715 Omache Drive
- Sunnyside: Mid-Valley Mall, 2010 Yakima Valley Highway
With the bankruptcy process, the company hopes to be able to get rid of debt and remain in the retail business.
JC Penney starts clearance sales up to 40% off
Finally, after having declared bankruptcy and it was approved by a United States Court, JC Penney begins liquidation sales with up to 40% discount.
The chain of stores announced that from this Wednesday, June 17, they will begin their liquidation sales in 136 establishments throughout the country, reported USA Today.
In a statement, it indicated that they will offer discounts of between 25% and 40% off.
“All merchandise is for sale, including deeper discounts of 40% on all fine jewelry and window treatments,” the statement said. “New seasonal essentials, such as swimsuits and sunglasses, are also discounted by 25-30%,” the text reads.
The liquidation sales are developed in the middle of a commercial sector still impacted by the coronavirus, so the company explained that they will maintain a schedule according to the situation.
“The temporarily reduced store hours will continue from Monday to Saturday, from noon to 7 pm, and on Sunday, from 11 am to 6 pm,” they published in their Web page.
JC Penney also indicated that as of June 25 the sales will be final, which means that it will not apply its return policy.
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