March 1, 2021



Warriors lay off 9% of full-time business employees

More than two weeks into a season playing without fans at home games, the Warriors laid off 9% of their business-side staff, a team source confirmed Friday to the Bay Area News Group.

No one in basketball operations was affected. Thirty-nine full-time workers lost their jobs Thursday and four others were furloughed, mostly in the departments of ticket sales and game presentation.

Before the layoffs, the Warriors were one of the few NBA franchises yet to lay off full-time employees amid the coronavirus pandemic. In March, more than 1,700 part-time event staffers lost their jobs.

“As an organization, we emphasize the strength in numbers approach and deeply appreciate and value the contributions that every single employee has had on our success,” the Warriors said in a statement to the Bay Area News Group. “Unfortunately, due to the unprecedented ramifications and challenges the on-going pandemic has had on our business and the uncertainly of what the future holds, we communicated to our workforce yesterday that our full-time business operation employee base would be reduced by approximately 10 %. ”