Starbucks Corp. is planning to further reduce workers’ hours to adjust pared-back operations at its U.S. stores amid expectations that sales won’t return to levels seen before the coronavirus outbreak until at least September.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the world's largest coffee company is asking employees to take unpaid leave until September as it plans to keep the dining rooms at most of its thousands of U.S. cafes shut for now. The latest reduction comes after the chain in May reopened stores with reduced operations and had to trim employee hours as a result, limiting sales to drive-throughs, delivery and pickup.. . . more