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Hoosier hospitality firm makes deep cuts at headquarters

Merrillville-based White Lodging announced layoffs at its corporate office. (Stock image courtesy: Pixabay/Engin Akyurt)

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — The healthcare crisis continues to weigh heavily on the Hoosier hospitality industry, despite the state entering stage three of the Back on Track initiative and travel restrictions are eased.

Merrillville-based White Lodging Services Corp. has notified the state it is cutting 100 positions at its corporate headquarters, including executive, administrative, and operational staff.

The company said in its notice, “due to unforeseeable, dramatic and unprecedented downturn in business and occupancy arising from the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis, there will a permanent reduction in force…”

The hotel management firm owns or operates nearly 100 hotels throughout the Midwest, including eight in Indiana. It also operates hotels along the east coast, and as far west as Utah and Texas. It also manages approximately 50 restaurants.

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