The Human Resource Manager of Yolo Experiences Eva Toniyire says the economic hardship that has come about due to COVID-19 has forced them to now pay only half salaries.
She said the situation they are in has forced them to go on that trend and they need several interventions from government to be able to sustain their businesses in these trying times.
“We have decided to reduce staff strength by running a shift system and we have gotten to a point where we are now paying half salaries. It’s been difficult and we are not the only company going through this”
She added that the hospitality industry thrives on foreigners that patronize their services and that has halted currently resulting in hardship.
“The life breath of the hospitality industry is the foreigners that come in. The hospitality industry was already struggling to survive before we found ourselves in this unpleasant situation”
Yolo Experiences was founded with a vision to set new standards in food & beverage hospitality, as well as the arenas of art, lifestyle retail, fashion and design in West Africa.
Through a range of high-end, own-brand restaurants, bars, retail concepts and publishing, Yolo Experiences are setting new standards in food and beverage hospitality, as well as the arenas of art, lifestyle retail, fashion and design in West Africa. The Yolo acronym stands for You Only Live Once, and it is the group’s mantra to never compromise or settle for second best.
Yolo Experiences’ currently comprises the La Maison interior homeware design and concept stores, as well as restaurants Santoku, Coco Lounge, Urban Grill and Carbon, as well as South African café chain Vida E Caffé.