Riders announce staff reductions due to COVID-19 impact

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have announced changes to their workforce resulting from the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Since the outset of the pandemic, the Saskatchewan Roughriders have had to make difficult decisions in order to ensure the long-term stability and sustainability of the Club. It started in the spring with wage reductions and reduced workweeks for staff across the organization and the use of the federal wage subsidy program (CEWS),” shared the Riders in a statement on Wednesday.

“With the Club still facing a projected $10 million shortfall and much uncertainty remaining around the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to make significant adjustments to our workforce including temporary and permanent layoffs in both the Business Office and Football Operations. As you can imagine these decisions were not taken lightly and were not a reflection of the hard work that our employees put in everyday – especially during these challenging times.”

The statement ends with the organization wishing those staff members the very best.

No word at this time on how many jobs were affected by the layoffs.

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