Layoffs at Hilton Timeshare Questioned in the Face of Hilton Expansion
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Hilton Grand Vacations (Hilton Timeshare) is headquartered in Orlando. Over approximately the past 6 months, Hilton has laid off some 187 of its 3500 employees. Yet, according to information confirmed by Channel 9 reporters, Hilton timeshare is actually expanding in Orlando by launching the first phase of Club Parc Soleil (a 7-phase project in the tourist area of Orlando); building a new Hilton hotel on International Drive in Orlando; and continuing construction on the 1400 Orlando Hilton set to open later this year.
When reporters pursued the question of why the employee layoffs at a time the company was expanding, they did not receive answers from the spokesperson for Hilton timeshares. There is no information on whether any of the employees who had been let go were offered the opportunity to relocate to other positions at Hilton.