After furloughing tens of thousands of hotel employees Marriott is set to furlough two thirds of its corporate staff both from among its 4000 employees at corporate headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland and abroad.
Marriott said the corporate staff furloughs would begin early next month and estimate that they will last 60 to 90 days. During that period, furloughed U.S. corporate employees will receive 20% of their salary, which can be put toward health care and other costs, the spokeswoman said. Corporate employees who stay on are subject to 20% pay cuts and reduced workweeks, the spokeswoman said.
While the American Hotel and Lodging Association was calling for a $250 billion bailout on Tuesday, in their most recent communique this weekend they were seeking expanded unemployment, for workers to keep their health care, and small business administration loans. That’s a quick scale-down of expectations.