Hilton, one of the largest US hotel brands, announced Thursday much of its corporate staff will have reduced schedules or be furloughed up to 90 days, according to a statement.
CNN reported earlier that the company’s corporate staff was bracing for the announcement.
Furloughed employees will maintain health benefits and will also be eligible for unemployment benefits, according the statement.
The company also announced a pay cut of 50% for its executive committee.
It’s unclear how many employees this impacts. In total, the company had about 60,000 direct US employees at end of last year. However, that number represents both corporate staff and workers at its properties. The company already started furloughing that latter group of employees.
CNN has reached out to Hilton for more details.