Rosen Hotels & Resorts lays off hundreds more employees due to COVID-19

Company continues facing financial hardships amid pandemic

(Credit: Rosen Hotels & Resorts)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rosen Hotels & Resorts has laid off hundreds more employees amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a letter written by the president and chief operating officer of the company.

According to the letter, dated Dec. 16, 2020 and signed by Harris Rosen, 202 employees were permanently laid off effective Dec. 31, 2020.

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“It is with deep personal regret that I announce additional layoffs of associates at Rosen Hotels & Resorts. Never in the 46-year history of my company would I have envisioned such a drastic decision. This is especially painful for me, as I consider these valued associates as extended members of the Rosen family, without whose contributions our company would never have achieved the success it has through the years,” the letter read in part.

The latest round of layoffs comes months after the company announced its first round of unprecedented layoffs in July.

At that time, records showed 1,107 workers would be laid off and another 841 would be furloughed. Affected positions included room attendants, cooks and kitchen staff, maintenance workers, security personnel and more.

The latest positions to be terminated include more than two dozen reservation call center agents, more than one dozen cafe servers and several others. A full list of terminated positions can be found in the letter below. None of the employees affected are represented by unions, according to the letter.

“The action is being taken due to the extreme business circumstances the company is faced with,” the letter reads.

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