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Delaware North laying off around 100 employees across the company

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Posted at 6:14 PM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 18:14:10-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Delaware North announced it is laying off around `100 full-time employees across the company due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement to 7 Eyewitness News a company spokesperson released the following:

"Delaware North continues to make difficult decisions required to stabilize the company in the wake of the pandemic, which has closed or greatly affected all 200 of our operating locations. The rebuilding process will take years, not months as we had originally anticipated, and we will not reach pre-pandemic employment levels anytime soon."

The spokesperson says around 100 full-time employees across the company were informed this week that they will not return to their jobs.

Those individuals will receive a severance package and resources to help them search for new employment, according to the spokesperson.

In March the company announced more than two-thirds of its 3,100 full-time employees would be placed on temporary leave.

"Our ability to recall our employees from temporary leave has been frustratingly slow given the delays in operating unit openings and the reduced capacity and demand experienced in those locations.”