Orlando Magic Lay Off 31 Full-Time Employees, Citing COVID-19 Impact

Written by on July 18, 2020

The Orlando Magic have laid off 31 full-time workers from their employees as a method to chop prices following monetary pressure as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

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“Our enterprise, in addition to many others like us, are considerably impacted on account of COVID-19. We now have needed to make some very troublesome enterprise selections in these unprecedented instances. As a result of this actuality, we now have needed to make the very arduous resolution to guage our total construction, reorganize and scale back our headcount,” Magic CEO Alex Martins stated in a press release.

“All through our analysis course of, our high precedence has been to protect as many roles as potential. We remorse to substantiate that the roles of a number of of our colleagues have been eradicated, on account of an organizational restructure and discount in employees.”

In March, the DeVos household and Magic gamers pooled donations to pay 1,800 hourly staff for the Magic, Amway Heart, Lakeland Magic, and Orlando Photo voltaic Bears for remaining regular-season video games.

“As many have doubtless heard, the @OrlandoMagic laid off a bit of their employees on [Friday] due to cutbacks associated to the coronavirus. I, sadly, was a kind of cuts. Whereas I’m saddened, I’ll worth my time with the Magic, a stellar group with many nice folks,” Magic.com author John Denton wrote on Twitter.

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