The economic downturn that has crippled the country has made its way to the Vegas Golden Knights organization.
A week before the Golden Knights are set to take the ice for the 2020-21 season, the Golden Knights furloughed a number of employees.
Sources tell SinBin.vegas that number is upwards of 10 and they are members of multiple departments within the organization.
The Golden Knights released this statement.
Since the NHL pause in March, we have implemented a series of measures in order to protect the long term viability of our business. While these measures did help, they were not entirely sufficient to meet the significant challenges that our business, our city and the sports and entertainment industry as a whole face today as a result of the pandemic crisis. On Thursday, we made the difficult decision to temporarily furlough a number of our employees for a 90-day furlough period. These employees will continue to receive their health benefits during the furlough period. Our hope is that we can return to our normal operations and staffing levels in the near future once business conditions improve. -Vegas Golden Knights