On March 18, 2020, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill filed a WARN with the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services. The letter is meant to clarify and correct the WARN filing of March 16. It explains that the COVID-19 coronarivus pandemic and federal guidance and state orders closing restaurants have caused a significant impact on the company’s business. As a result, Firebirds will be forced to temporarily furlough all hourly employees working at certain locations in Ohio.
Workers at the following locations will be impacted.
- 5555 Youngston-Warren Road Unit 696 Niles, Ohio
- 8760 Sancus Boulevard Columbus, Ohio
- 3500 Rigby Road Miamisburg, Ohio
- 5075 Deerfield Boulevard Mason, Ohio
- 211 Park Avenue Suite 109 Orange Village, Ohio
The furlough took place on March 15, 2020 and impacted hourly employees. The company explains that approximately 410 of its 450 workers in Ohio are being placed on furlough during the required closure of all dine-in restaurants in the state to prepare for and be able to support business functions in the months after the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is noted that the company plans to recall displaced employees as soon as the restrictions have been lifted. Additional details can be found here.