Hotels in the Tysons area laid off nearly 1,000 employees this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tysons Reporter found six hotels that filed notices under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act with the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC). The WARN Act requires businesses with 100 or more employees to provide at least 60-day notice of a closing or layoffs affecting 50 or more employees, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Here are the WARN notices that hotels filed between late March and June:
- Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center (7901 Tysons One Place): 54 late march
- The Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner (1700 Tysons Blvd): 344
- Tysons Corner Marriott (8028 Leesburg Pike): 120
- Marriott Falls Church Fairview Park (3111 Fairview Park Drive): 164
- Embassy Suites Tysons Corner (8517 Leesburg Pike): 42
- DoubleTree Tysons (1960 Chain Bridge Road): 57
- Crescent Hotels & Resorts (8661 Leesburg Pike): 171
In total, 952 employees were laid off.
“Employment fell in all major industry sectors, with particularly heavy job losses in leisure and hospitality. The largest job loss during April occurred in leisure and hospitality with a decline of 161,400 jobs to 240,800,” according to the Virginia Employment Commission in late May. “The largest over-the-year job loss occurred in leisure and hospitality, down 169,000 jobs (-41.2%).”
Most of the layoffs happened in March and April and were “due to COVID-19,” according to the WARN notices.