Florida Panthers Cut Staff

By Community | September 19, 2012

The Florida Panthers released an undisclosed number of employees, order three days into the National Hockey League’s lockout.

Michael Yormark, allergist president of Sunrise Sports & Entertainment—  the company that operates the Panthers— said that the reductions were “due primarily to the NHL work stoppage.”

The Panthers’ firings come one day after Ottawa Senators President Cyril Leeder said the team has made temporary staff cuts and had full-time employees go to a shortened work week.

“We thank all of those former staff members for their efforts, while SSE’s human resources department has volunteered to work with these former staff members to assist them in finding new employment,” Yormark said in a statement.

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