Officials with the Padres, along with the Angels, Dodgers, and Giants, confirmed that they all received advanced notice for potential workforce reductions due to the current global health crisis. This was in response to an executive order issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom.
At this point, only the Giants have specifically notified just their game day workforce about the situation, deeming it unnecessary to contact full-time workers as of right now. The Athletics are the only team yet notify any of their staff.
Four California-based teams — the Angels, Dodgers, Giants and Padres — have taken a procedural step toward possible job cuts. For now, it appears to be more of a formality than a sign that mass layoffs are imminent. With @Ken_Rosenthal: https://t.co/19mStUFned— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) April 2, 2020
With the MLB regular seasoned postponed for the foreseeable future, every club has pledged the money to continue paying all of their employees through the end of April. According to Ken Rosenthal and Dennis Lin of The Athletic, each franchise has also committed over $1 million to assist those who work in the stadium, with the Giants raising an additional $700,000.
However, with no games expected to be played anytime soon, the thoughts of layoffs and other potential cutbacks are starting to become more and more glaring. Even after the MLB announced a $170 million advance for players in case of a complete cancelation of the 2020 regular season, there are plenty of those who aren’t players who could be getting the worst end of this financial crisis piggy-backing on top of this pandemic.