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City of Vernon gives out 102 layoff notices due to recreation facilities closure

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After closing its recreation facilities to help combat the coronavirus pandemic, the City of Vernon, B.C., has issued layoff notices to dozens of part-time recreation staff.

The city issued a statement Saturday afternoon saying it had given out 102 layoff notices.

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Vernon said that laid-off employees who previously received benefits will continue to receive them.

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“In addition, a skill database is being created as a measure to re-incorporate employees into the workplace as soon as possible, and is redeploying current employees internally to areas with the [city] that have been impacted by absences related to the COVID-19 situation,” the city said in a statement.

The city’s recreation facilities were closed last Wednesday.

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