Stevens Point hotel announces mass layoff

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Holiday Inn Convention Center in Stevens Point announced they will layoff 143 employees this week.

In a letter to the Department of Workforce Development, the hotel cites a dramatic downturn in business and occupancy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The layoffs began March 21. All affected employees have been notified.

The North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board will offer rapid response services to the company and the affected workers.