Coronavirus: Oilers Entertainment Group announces 139 temporary layoffs and pay cuts

The Oilers Entertainment Group announced Monday it temporarily laid off 139 employees and will roll back wages for all remaining staff working from home.

The changes, which were made because of the impacts of the novel coronavirus, will take effect April 13.

The OEG said the decision was necessary because of the NHL and AHL seasons being paused, the WHL season being cancelled and all shows and events at Rogers Place being postponed to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect fans and employees.

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On March 24, the group’s senior hockey and business executives decided to voluntarily forgo between 50 and 100 per cent of their compensation to help sustain the business, the OEG said in Monday’s news release.


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