New York-based contractor discusses layoffs, new projects in post-pandemic landscape
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Rye Brook, New York-based AA Jedson Co. constructs restaurants, fitness centers and stores in the New York area and beyond. Here, president Michael Bordes, talks about layoffs, material shortages and new types of work for his 40-year-old firm.
How has the coronavirus affected your firm?
We had some non-essential projects put on hold temporarily, but thankfully we had some projects that we were able to continue because they were part of the essential work. Unfortunately I did lay off a majority of my office staff within a week of the outbreak. We've brought back about 70% of them so far.
New York’s COVID-19 Reopening Plan: What You Need to Know
How it works, when it starts, and who will be affected.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has shared the first details of how and when the state plans to reopen businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The strategy will include phased tiers and regions, with several complicating factors, so let’s break it down to what you need to know most.
When Will New York Start Reopening Businesses?Based on guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and headed by the newly formed New York Forward Re-Opening Advisory Board, the state will only begin the long process of rebooting its economy after a 14-day decline in the hospitalization rate.
This means the plan does not have a specific start date, but rather is dependent on how soon social distancing, isolation, and treatment can slow the spread of the disease.
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