HRDC helping Toronto's SARS-stricken hotel industry

Work Sharing agreements allow hotels to keep staff on the job and avoid layoffs
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 07/11/2003

T

he federal government is offering a helping hand to Toronto’s hotel industry, which has been struggling in the wake of the SARS outbreak.

Jane Stewart, the Minister for Human Resource Development, said more than $960,000 in funding has been set aside for 11 Work Sharing agreements with Toronto-area hotels. Stewart said the agreements have helped avert 138 layoffs and involve 410 employees.