photo

CANUCKS FORCED TO LAY OFF LARGE NUMBER OF STAFF

Given the fact that the Vancouver Canucks, along with every other NHL team, likely won’t be playing in front of fans anytime soon, teams are being forced to cut down on full-time staff.

Unfortunately, the Canucks were forced to lay off one-quarter of business staff on Wednesday, and more cuts may still follow. The team gave written termination notice, which was permanent rather than a temporary layoff, to 49 employees. The business operations staff fill roles that deal directly with fans, working at or around Canucks’ games and concerts at the arena.

As for the hockey operations side, the personnel have remained unaffected to this point. However, most employees have only been receiving 65% of their regular salaries for several months now.

“Canucks Sports and Entertainment continues to be greatly impacted by COVID-19 due to the significant impacts to revenues in our business,” CSE chief operating office Trent Carroll said in a statement, the same day the Canucks were set to play the Winnipeg Jets in Edmonton.

“Like many companies during this pandemic, we have unfortunately been faced with the difficult decision to reduce our business ops workforce through layoffs. These are incredibly challenging days for everyone involved.”



This doesn’t appear to be improving any time soon either, as it is likely the Canucks will add to the layoff numbers in the future if things are not soon able to return to normal. These are extremely challenging times, which will hopefully clear up sooner than later. One certainly hopes that everyone negatively impacted by the affects of COVID-19 are able to land back on their feet soon.

COLTON PANKIW
JULY 30, 2020  (11H59)
QUIZ ON TRADERUMOURS
image
Who directed '' Thelma & Louise '' in 1991?
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN
JAMES CAMERON
QUENTIN TARANTINO
RIDLEY SCOTT
SURVEY
Which scenario would you prefer if the NHL season restart?
END OF REGULAR SEASON + PLAYOFFS
IMMEDIATELY PLAYOFFS WITH 16 TEAMS
IMMEDIATELY PLAYOFFS WITH MORE TEAMS
IT'S BETTER TO CANCEL THE SEASON