MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – P.F. Chang’s China Bistro has notified Miami Township, Montgomery County and the Ohio Office of Workforce Development that 26 employees have seen reduced hours been at the Miami Township store, part of 299 layoffs across Ohio.
The chain filed an Ohio Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) dated September 18, 2020, that said, “to comply with any actual or potential obligation it may have to provide you with notice of a mass layoff, as that term is defined by statute, at our operation located at 2626 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd., Dayton, OH 45459.”
The notice said the company was forced to temporarily suspend and/or reduce operations at restaurants across the country due to the restrictions placed on operations by government agencies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The reductions began in March.
Human Resources Business Partner Kim Murdock said in the notice, “Many of our employees, at the restaurant identified above, have suffered a reduction of hours of greater than 50% because of the reduced operations at the restaurant. As governmental orders limiting restaurant operations remain in place for the foreseeable future, it is now clear to the Company that temporary reduced operations and reduction of hours at the restaurant identified above may last beyond six (6) months from its start back in the Spring.”
The company sent a statement Tuesday saying its takeout and delivery business continue to thrive and that the WARN notices were provided to employees to comply with the requirements if their hours were reduced by more than half for six month or more.
“P.F. Chang’s is actually increasing its operation across the country as its takeout and delivery business continue to thrive and local and state restriction are relaxed for dine-in operations. These WARN notices were provided to all company restaurant employees in order to comply with WARN requirements to notify employees if their hours were reduced by more than 50% for 6 months or more.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in employees’ loss of hours that started last spring, there is a possibility that some individuals’ hours may have been reduced to that extent over a 6 month period and they have been notified of such a possibility. The Company was over inclusive in to whom the notices were sent to ensure any necessary compliance with the law.
Many P.F. Chang’s locations are hiring new employees and increasing hour for current staff. If qualified and interested, please apply at pfchangs.com/careers.“P.F. Chang’s
According to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services website, 26 people at the Dayton Mall store will be or have been affected by this reduction. The chain laid off 299 people across Ohio.
Read the full notice here:
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