Atlantis officials further confirming in a brief statement that they needed to make fundamental shifts by reducing the size of the workforce around a more focused business strategy.
Again, they wished all parting team members every success in the future and thanked them for their valued contribution to the Paradise Island mega resort.
Seven-hundred employees of the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort receiving their pink slips with management citing significant revenue loss as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.
In a May 18th letter to employees, Atlantis President and CEO Audrey Oswell confirmed that staff, who will be disengaged will receive a phone call from their senior department head and an e-mail from human resources.
She says the decision was a difficult one and in no one way reflects on the disengaged team members,
“We are collectively living through the worst pandemic of our lifetime, and as it began to unfold, global travel came to a standstill.
“Our business suffered significant losses and in response, we drastically cut costs that touched nearly every corner of Atlantis. While these actions were necessary, it became clear that we had to go further” Oswell said.
The Atlantis executive added that while she expects the resort to recover – and business has increased since its reopening – the significant changes that have taken place will not be temporary or short lived, prompting the need to downsize.
Oswell went on to note that what she learned this past year is that a crisis brings clarity about what is truly important.
“Though we have been through a whirlwind, some things are more apparent to me than ever before.
“I am thankful for everyone at Atlantis and have a deep respect for all of you throughout this unprecedented experience” she said.
The Atlantis community, she says will never stop seeking the qualities and talents brought to the property by the departing staff.