P.F. Chang's files WARN notice regarding hundreds of possible layoffs in Ohio

P.F. Chang's
Posted at 11:39 AM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 11:39:22-04

BEACHWOOD, Ohio — Nearly 300 employees at P.F. Chang’s restaurants across Ohio may be laid off, according to a WARN notice filed by the company.

P.F. Chang’s wrote in the notice that the coronavirus pandemic has greatly impacted how it does business and many employees have had their hours cut.

This could affect 32 employees at the restaurant's Akron location and 35 employees at its Beachwood location.

Employees in Dayton, Dublin, Maumee, Norwood and West Chester are also facing possible layoffs. In total, 299 employees are affected.

“The reduction of work hours at this location are the unfortunate result of sudden, unexpected COVID-19-related circumstances that were conditions outside of the Company’s control and for which the continued duration is still unknown,” the company stated in the notice. “The reduction of hours lasting beyond six months was not reasonably foreseeable until now. As a result of these unfortunate and unforeseeable circumstances, we are notifying you as soon as practicable, taking into account the great difficulties affecting our industry faces in projecting future staffing needs under the circumstances.”

According to the WARN notice, more employees may be affected in the future.

CLICK HERE to read the full WARN Notice.

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