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Coronavirus: Layoffs at Saskatchewan Polytechnic due to ‘challenging fiscal realities’

Saskatchewan Polytechnic (Sask Polytech) says 45 employees have received permanent layoff notices as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the education sector.The post-secondary institution said the suspension of the majority of on-campus operations has resulted in significant reductions or stoppages of work, including some that can’t be done remotely.

University of Saskatchewan temporarily lays off more than 300 employees “The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the day-to-day operations of Sask Polytech,” read a statement provided to Global News on Tuesday.“Sask Polytech is preparing for a decline in enrolment and an anticipated revenue shortfall.”The institution said some of its programs are suspended or deferred.

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