The STAPLES Center and the Lakers, Clippers and Kings have joined together to create a fund to provide financial support to all hourly event staff. Employees who were impacted by the suspension of sporting events at STAPLES Center will greatly benefit from this.
The fund will help compensate for lost wages through the end of the NBA and NHL regular seasons.
Payments will go to over 2,800 workers, including ushers, ticket sellers and takers, security, parking attendants, merchandise staff, food and beverage employees, housekeeping, operations staff and stagehands.
In a letter to employees on March 14th 2020, the STAPLES Center said:
"We understand that these extraordinary events have impacted all of our lives and, as a valuable member of the STAPLES Center team, your health and wellbeing is important to us. To help you and your family get through these challenging times, we at STAPLES Center, the LA Clippers, LA Kings and Los Angeles Lakers have created a fund that will pay hourly event employees for shifts lost for all sporting events they were scheduled to work (that do not take place) through the end of the NBA and NHL regular seasons."
See the Los Angeles Lakers' Tweet below:
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