Uptown hotel extends furloughs as pandemic drags on

Uptown hotel extends furloughs as pandemic drags on
An uptown Charlotte hotel has notified state officials it is extending the temporary furloughs it enacted at the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak as it becomes clear there’s no end in sight for the pandemic’s impact on the hospitality and travel industries. (FILE)

CHARLOTTE — An uptown Charlotte hotel has notified state officials it is extending the temporary furloughs it enacted at the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak as it becomes clear there’s no end in sight for the pandemic’s impact on the hospitality and travel industries.

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DoubleTree Employer LLC’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification letter to the N.C. Department of Commerce is dated July 22. In it, the company says that when it furloughed 40 employees at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlotte Gateway Village on West Trade Street in March, the temporary reduction in staffing was expected to last six months or less.

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