100+ Disney Springs Workers laid off at Paddlefish and Terralina

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There’s some unfortunate news for Disney Springs employees who work at Paddlefish and Terralina Crafted Italian restaurants. Levy Restaurants filed notices with the state of Florida last week, saying it will lay off workers at Paddlefish and Terralina Crafted Italian effective August 1, 2020. According to the notices, 143 positions will be eliminated — with 87 at Paddlefish and 56 at Terralina Crafted Italian.

The majority of the positions being eliminated include servers, bartenders and cooks. Unfortunately, the remaining 128 employees at both restaurants will also face reduced hours. Levy Restaurants sent a notice to the state of Florida saying the layoffs are permanent. Dozens more employees at both restaurants will have their hours cut, according to the letter Levy Restaurants sent to the state.

“Given the continued unforeseen business circumstances created by recent sport league announcement that teams would not return to playing in front of fans for a number of months, and/or government directives requiring longer term cancellation of large events due to the Covid-19 pandemic, additional notice of job loss was not practicable,” the company said in its letter.

Levy Restaurants specializes in providing food and beverage to major entertainment and sports venues. So other venues besides the Disney Springs restaurants are also bring affected by the impact of COVID-19. The layoffs come a month after Disney reopened Disney Springs with reduced capacity and a number of new health and safety measures for guests.

Source: Orlando Bizjournals

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Kevin Koszola

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