Article taken from: techcrunch.com
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, throwing countries into lockdown and recession, two of the hardest-hit sectors have been travel and events. Pollen , the U.K.-based influencer marketplace for travel and events that closed $60 million in funding in October, has axed about 31% of its staff, nearly 70 people, across the US and Canada, TechCrunch has learned. In addition, multiple sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, say that around three dozen staff in the U.K. have been put on furlough and that up to 10 U.K. contractors have been let go. […] He also said that around 34 U.K. employees have been furloughed, and confirmed that the furloughed staff in question are being paid 80% of their salary up to ÂŁ2,500 (via the U.K. taxpayer), with no top up from Pollen. […] Furthermore, Negus-Fancey says “FAQs and other resources” were produced to help managers with furlough conversations, adding that if any management “miscommunicated” to U.K. staff that they were being let go, then this “would have been because of a misunderstanding”.
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