Mpls. Convention Center Cuts Staff

The Minneapolis Convention Center is reportedly cutting about half of its supervisors and transitioning about two dozen other workers from full-time status to having no guaranteed minimum of hours.

The Minneapolis Convention Center is making substantial cuts to its supervisory employees and will shift more than half of its full-time event staffers to an “on-call status,” according to a recent report by the Star Tribune.

The city has reportedly been pumping money into the center to subsidize it, as operating costs exceed rents and funds it receives through charges related to conventions, trade shows, and other events.

The Minneapolis newspaper cited a recent letter sent to convention center employees from Executive Director Jeffrey Johnson, in which he said that without the cuts, the center would “risk catastrophic changes to our future ability to provide for our employees, clients, and community.”

Johnson told the Star Tribune that 23 of the center's 44 full-time event workers will be transitioned to an on-call status, with no guaranteed minimum of hours. The center will also cut one manager and “an entire level of supervisors,” or nearly half of them.

To learn more about the convention center's financial standing and how its plans will affect employees, read the full Star Tribune story here.