Starbucks Offers Leave Of Absence For Baristas Facing Fewer Hours

From: pymnts.com

Starbucks is offering its baristas a voluntary leave of absence program for employees impacted by trimmed work schedules amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the company told workers.

In a letter to its workforce posted on the company’s website on May 26, Rossann Williams, the Seattle-based company’s executive vice president, said the company will offer a voluntary leave of absence program for baristas impacted by reduced work schedules as the stores are still operating on a limited hours, The Wall Street Journal reported.

“Customer routines and occasions have changed for all retailers, and it will take some time to recover,” she wrote in the letter dated May 26. “As many of you are already seeing, the need for modified operations and reduced store hours as well as economic impacts and shifted consumer behaviors are unfortunately impacting our partner hours.”

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