Centerplate reduces food service workers in Denver

 Wednesday, November 25, 2020 


Combating CIVID-19 is increasingly becoming difficult with passage of each day. States are falling prey to tighter restrictions in order to fight infection spread and protect people. Several employers are forced to adopt new business strategy and even reducing workers to maintain the business.

Sodexo Company Centerplate recently informed to the Colorado Department of Labour that they have decided to lay off some 276 food service workers who were employed at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver Performance Arts Complex and Prelude + Post restaurant, formerly known as the Limelight Supper Club and Lounge.

Colodaro is one of the worst hits of coronavirus pandemic with negligible recovery rate, and this is leading to employment loss.

According to David Winarski, vice president of human resources at the South Carolina company,the state in a letter made under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. The positions, scheduled to end on or around Dec. 16,  and include 59 bartenders, 45 cooks, 20 stewards and 17 banquet servers.

About fifteen Colorado counties such as metro Denver, will shift to a Level Red status on Friday. The new order will ban personal gatherings of any size, cap offices to 10% of their normal occupancy and prohibit restaurants from offering in-person dining, among other things. The state also created a new Level Purple that triggers a full-blown stay-at-home order, this may be applicable if hospitals exceeded capacity.

Businesses and employees are also unsafe amidst pandemic situation. An additional $600 a week in federal unemployment benefits expired in late July and the Paycheck Protection Program that provided employers forgivable loans to cover payroll ended on Aug. 8.

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