New Management At XL Center Isn’t Ruling Out Layoffs

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The new management of the XL Center in downtown Hartford plans to keep a large percentage of the venue’s existing workforce on staff, but isn’t ruling out some layoffs.

“There could be layoffs, but we have no way of knowing that until we get in there and assess the operation,” Lane Miller, vice president, human resources, at Global told me today. “Currently we have no plans for layoffs.”

Miller, in an email, said: “All current employees at the XL Center have been invited to apply for positions with Global Spectrum. We have already met individually with all of the full-time staff.”

Late last week, the current XL manager, AEG Management CT, filed a required notice with the state labor department that 745 jobs would be affected by the change, effective Sept. 1.

When Global takes over management of a venue, it is typical that there is between five and 15 percent turnover, either by bringing Global employees into high level positions or by some workers deciding not to apply and take jobs elsewhere, Miller said.

The majority of the workers at the facility are members of AFCSME, Local 1716 and IATSE, Local 84. They include custodians, stage hands, ticket takers and concession workers.

Negotiations are under way to move up the effective date of the management change from Sept. 1 to July 1. Global would then assume management of the XL Center at the same time as The Stadium at Rentschler Field.


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5 thoughts on “New Management At XL Center Isn’t Ruling Out Layoffs

  1. Amarys

    One question if things are changing where would you go about to apply for a job at the XL Center for Global Spectrum?

  2. Tom

    Mr. Miller’s email: “All current employees at the XL Center have been invited to apply for positions with Global Spectrum” is not accurate. I have received a layoff letter from AEG and have not been contacted in any way to reapply. As noted by Amarys – where is the info so people can apply?

  3. Joseph

    well, uh, it’s pretty obvious if you DID NOT get an email, well, they really don’t want you there. Can’t get any clearer than that. I’d suggest you move on and find greener pastures, for all you know, you might be miserable after the transition.

    LET IT GO. it was a good run, now it’s time to move it along, OK? OK!!!!

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  5. anne

    Personally know that Global has met with NONE of the current XL Center employees. Get your info straight!!!!!

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