Tag archives: layoffs

Still-Furloughed Four Seasons Biltmore Employees Now Seeking Lost Wages
By Nick Schou   |   November 26, 2020

Santa Barbara’s hospitality industry still isn’t close to recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic but few employees have had it as bad as the roughly 450 workers from the Four Seasons Resort the Biltmore Santa Barbara, all of whom were furloughed last March and who lost their employer-funded medical insurance in July. Although the resort is […]

Unity and FoodBank
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 2, 2020

Unity Shoppe has come a long way back since a huge gap in its funding forced the nonprofit agency – the largest, single direct distributor of food, clothing, and necessities in the county – into briefly closing its distribution doors for two months in the fall of 2019. The nonprofit shut its doors for the […]

Small Business Help
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   April 2, 2020

Last week, the Santa Barbara City Council voted unanimously to pass a moratorium on evictions for both residential and commercial tenants through the end of May; a similar moratorium was passed by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors as well, ensuring that residential and commercial tenants in unincorporated areas of the County are not […]