“We also created preferential partnerships with companies such as Albertsons Companies, Ahold Delhaize, Walgreens, Dollar Tree, Meijer and others to offer employment opportunities for a significant portion of our employees at their stores and warehouses. We look forward to welcoming back our valued pack members and families as soon as we can.”
Great Wolf Resorts will temporarily furlough nearly 800 employees total in Mason and Sandusky, the company just told Ohio government.
The move affects 512 hourly employees at Mason’s Great Wolf Lodge, the company said in a WARN letter made public by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Tuesday afternoon.
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That includes 301 part-time employees and 211 full-time employees who work at the company’s lodge just outside King’s Island in Mason, the company said.
Thirty-two salaried employees in Mason will see reduced salaries, the company also indicated.
Affected in Sandusky are an additional 277 hourly workers and 23 salaried employees.
“Effective April 2, 2020 through an anticipated reopening date of May 15, 2020, Great Wolf is placing all full-time hourly employees and all part-time hourly employees on unpaid furlough, and reducing the pay of all full-time exempt employees,” DJ Nichols, Great Wolf’s associate general counsel, said in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act notice to the state.
“During this time, Great Wolf will continue paying health insurance premiums for its employees who had elected coverage under the Great Wolf health care plans,” Nichols added. “No severance payments are being made as part of this furlough.”
This temporary closure does not trigger WARN notice requirements under federal and state law, the letter added.