Hays Travel is offering staff “voluntary leave”, or the option to temporarily reduce their hours, to combat the ongoing impact of the coronavirus crisis.
A Hays spokesperson told TTG the business was “taking measures” to lessen the impact of coronavirus on Hays by cutting “non-essential expenditure”.
The measures were announced to staff on Wednesday (11 March).
“Like all businesses, we are taking measures to lessen the impact of coronavirus on our company,” they said. “At this stage, we are simply looking to cut non-essential expenditure.
“We are asking our colleagues if they wish to take voluntary leave or reduce their hours on a temporary basis. We are reviewing the situation on a daily basis.”
Hays Travel took on Thomas Cook’s entire retail network of 555 shops in October last year, and has to date reopened more than 450 former Cook stores, growing its own shop network to about 650 stores.