Florida Panthers among NHL teams laying off employees
Miami, FL, United States (4E Sports) – The Florida Panthers have already released some of their employees in the aftermath of NHL’s fourth work stoppage in 20 years, a source close to situation reported Tuesday.
Panthers President and COO Michael Yormark said the layoff is due primarily to the NHL work stoppage.
“Due primarily to the NHL work stoppage, but also due to changes and efficiencies in our normal business operations, SSE and the Florida Panthers instituted a number of staff adjustments today including staff reductions,” Yormark said in a statement.
Yormark assured they will help their former employees find a new job or even re-hire some of them once the season starts.
“We thank all of those former staff members for their efforts, while SSE’s human resources department has volunteered to work with these former staff members to assist them in finding new employment,” Yormark added.
The Panthers became the latest team to lay off employees, following cost-cutting moves implemented by the Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames.
The Senators have already laid off more than 10 full time employees and narrowed workdays to four. The Canucks and the Flames also announced they are going to axe several employees to sustain financial flexibility during the work stoppage.