Dublin's Shelbourne Hotel is temporarily laying off 127 of its approximately 435 employees due to lower than normal occupancy levels.
The employees who are not temporarily laid off will have their working hours reduced as part of the hotel's cost reduction plan.
The Need To "Right-Size" Operations
The Shelbourne's operater, Marriott International, told RTÉ News, "Despite the significant challenges facing the travel sector this year and the dramatic decline of international travel, we have had a relatively positive summer season, focussed almost exclusively on domestic business.
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"Unfortunately, it has also become clear during this period that we need to right-size our operations to reflect lower levels of occupancy compared to those attained before the pandemic.
"Employees whose roles may be impacted have been notified.
"The well-being of our employees is important to us, and we are striving to proceed in the most thoughtful and respectful way possible. We will actively support each one of the impacted employees through this process."
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