Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts leave half of their employees

The Dr. Phillips Center in downtown Orlando. (File)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Dr. Philips Performing Arts Center says it should fire some of its staff from June 1.

What you need to know

  • Dr. Phillips Center used a CARES Act loan to keep employees working until May 31
  • The Dr. Phillips Center is still closed and working on a safe reopening

The Orlando location said it would extend half of the full-time and part-time team that helps activate shows and events, something that is not currently happening at DPAC.

Employees continue to enjoy health, dental and visual benefits.

DPAC said it had received a CARES Act loan, which enabled staff to be paid from March 13 to May 31.

“We provide additional resources and are committed to helping them transition,” the announcement said.

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts remains closed, but says it is working with local officials to find out how to safely reopen. Dozens of shows have been held all year round postponed, rescheduled or canceled.