Delaware North is placing Bruins, TD Garden workers on temporary leave and cutting salaries due to coronavirus

The company's chairman is Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MARCH 12: A view outside of TD Garden, the venue that hosts the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics on March 12, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. It has been announced that NBA and NHL seasons have been suspended due to COVID-19 with hopes of returning later in the spring. The NBA, NHL, NCAA and MLB have all announced cancellations or postponements of events because of the virus. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Delaware North has placed 68 full-time workers on temporary leave. –Maddie Meyer / Getty Images

Delaware North, the company that owns and manages TD Garden, announced Wednesday it would place 68 full-time workers on temporary leave and indefinitely reduce salaries of 82 full-time associates.

“None of these decisions were reached without difficult and painful deliberations,” read a statement. “These measures are intended to be temporary with associate employment and compensation returning once our business resumes to its normal state from this unprecedented stoppage.”

The employees who were placed on temporary leave will receive a week’s worth of paid leave and eight weeks of full benefits, according to the statement.

The changes to Delaware North came four days after the Bruins became the last team in the NHL to offer financial assistance to part-time workers impacted by the season suspension due to the new coronavirus. The company’s chairman is Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs, who has a net worth of $3.3 billion, according to Forbes. Delaware North has an annual revenue of about $3.7 billion.

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