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Many Delaware North Employees On Temporary Leave

Delaware North has put more than two-thirds of its 3,100 full-time employees on temporary leave, the company announced Wednesday. The company said the sheer size of its workforce and the uncertainty over when the pandemic crisis will subside spurred the decision.

Delaware North said its greatly reduced full-time workforce staying on is doing so at a reduced rate of pay. In addition, thousands of frontline part-time employees are no longer being scheduled for work as a result of the shuttered operations.

“The spread of COVID-19 has forced the closure of nearly every one of Delaware North’s more than 200 operating locations in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia – including sports and entertainment venues, restaurants, casinos and parks,” the company said in a statement. “Our airport locations are continuing to operate, but only at a greatly reduced scale.”

Full-time employees placed on leave will receive one week of pay and eight weeks of medical benefits.