Photo: pixabay the Company can not cope with the economic consequences of coronavirus

The reason of upcoming layoffs – the financial crisis caused by the pandemic coronavirus infection of the new type.

The American company Hilton Worldwide, which owns a chain of hotels in dozens of countries, has announced plans to lay off 2,100 people, which is about 22% of corporate employees. About it on Tuesday, June 16, reports TASS, citing a statement published Tuesday on the official website of the company.

The document States that the pandemic “has created unprecedented challenges” for the tourism industry. The Hilton management for the purpose of economy intends “to cut roughly 2,100 positions in corporations around the world.” In addition, 90 days will be extended the previously imposed measures, including sending personnel on unpaid leave, reducing working hours of employees and their pay.

“Never in the 101-year history of Hilton our industry is not faced with this global crisis, during which people continued to travel,” said CEO Christopher J. nassetta Christopher.

Hilton corporate personnel totals 9600 of people worldwide. At the end of 2019 the total number of employees amounted to 173 000 people.

Earlier, the British oil company BP will cut about 15% of its employees in connection with the crisis caused by the pandemic coronavirus, and as part of adaptation to trends transition to renewable energy. Also, the International airlines of Ukraine will dismiss 900 employees. The reason for this decision is called the closure of air links with the introduction of anti-epidemic and quarantine measures in different countries.

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