In the last two weeks, seven companies have submitted collective redundancy notices to the Unemployment Insurance Fund, which, according to initial reports, will lay off up to 322 people.
The Unemployment Insurance Fund said several companies have returned wage support after laying off employees they initially did not plan to.
The global tour operator Tumlare Corporation, which has a support office in Tallinn, plans to lay off 101 people. At the end of last year, the company employed 185 people.
Pro Personal, which provides staff to Club Hollywood, will lay off 32 people due to the liquidation of the company. According to Rauno Otsepa, a member of the company's board, it is not yet possible to comment on the club's future plans;
"Pro Personal has provided us with different types of employees. A few months ago, the company no longer ordered the service," said Otsepp. A company providing employment services, whose main customer is closed, has no reason to continue operations, he added.
Otsepp added that due to the uncertain situation and the lack of clarity regarding the full opening of nightclubs, it is not known when and how people could be re-employed.
Due to the decrease in the workload, 71 people will be laid off in the construction sector by OÜ Belstroj Baltic, which last year employed 198 people according to the Commercial Register.
Astlanda Hotelli AS will lay off up to 64 people, as it plans to completely renovate the Radisson Blu Sky Hotel building.
Two companies have also laid off workers due to the declaration of bankruptcy. Of these, 21 employees are laid off by Genapati NEO Estonia, a computer game publisher, and 11 people by the wood processor Puidu MT.
Editor: Helen Wright