Hilton to Cut 22% of Corporate Workforce Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

By Kurt Stolz on 17 June 2020
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Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta

Hilton Worldwide announced it would have to eliminate some 2,100 jobs, or 22% of its corporate workforce, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the travel industry.

The McLean, Virginia-based company said it would be forced to extend previously announced furloughs and reduced hours for those who remain for up to three months.  Corporate pay cuts are also being extended during this period.

“Never in Hilton’s 101-year history has our industry faced a global crisis that brings travel to a virtual standstill,“ said the hotelier’s CEO, Christopher Nassetta.

Hilton’s chief competitors, Hyatt Hotels and Marriott International, have been forced to make similar moves.

Hilton currently has 9,600 employees as part of its global corporate staff, and a total of 173,000 employees as of the end of last year.

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