A distinct possibility: 'Temporary' layoffs may be permanent
May 10, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — In late March, Britney Ruby Miller, co-owner of a small chain of steakhouse restaurants, confidently proclaimed that once the viral outbreak had subsided, her company planned to recall all its laid-off workers.
Now? Miller would be thrilled to eventually restore three-quarters of the roughly 600 workers her company had to let go.
"I'm being realistic," she said. "Bringing back 75% of our staff would be incredible."
Call it realism or pessimism, but more employers are coming to a reluctant conclusion: Many of the employees they've had to lay off in the face of the pande...