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Hornets establish fund to help hourly employees affected by coronavirus pandemic

Payments from the fund will assist the more than 500 part-time staff that are employed by HSE.
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The Michael Jordan "Jumpman" logo is shown on merchandise at the Charlotte Hornets' NBA basketball fan store in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. The NBA's new uniform contract with Nike could be a financial coup for Hornets owner Michael Jordan. Sports' greatest pitchman will be reaping the benefits of the Hornets being the only NBA team to wear the famous Jordan Brand "Jumpman" logo on their jerseys this season. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hornets Sports & Entertainment, its ownership and Charlotte Hornets players today announced that they have partnered to establish a fund to provide financial assistance to those HSE part-time employees that have been adversely affected by the loss of games and events due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The fund will provide compensation of lost wages to employees scheduled to work at suspended NBA games (Hornets) and G League games (Greensboro Swarm), as well as postponed Spectrum Center events and concerts. The fund will provide assistance for part-time employees working Spectrum Center concerts and Greensboro Swarm part-time staff through the end of March, while Hornets part-time staff will be compensated through the originally-scheduled end of the regular season (April 13). 

Payments from the fund will assist the more than 500 part-time staff that are employed by HSE. These part-time employees serve in various capacities during games and events, including ushers, ticket takers, box office attendants, entertainers, public safety officers, retail staff, guest services personnel, technical operations and more.

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