Geographic Location

Country: Spain
Location of affected unit(s): Madrid, Barcelona, Mallorca, Alicante, Sevilla, Málaga, Tenerife and Lanzarote


Sector: Hotel / restaurants
Accomodation and food service activities
55.10 - Hotels and similar accommodation
Number Employed: 12000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 12-03-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 230
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Direct Dismissals: 230

Additional Information

The hotel chain company Meliá has dismissed 230 employees last week in different regions of Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Mallorca, Alicante, Sevilla, Málaga, Tenerife and Lanzarote), preparing also a set of o temporary layoff plans. The reason behind these measures is the sudden decline of clients in the sector due to the COVID-19 crisis. Trade unions announced future protests in the affected locations, although current measures to contain conoravirus contagion restrict the organisation of public and private events.