RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Staggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, Enterprise Holdings is laying off nearly 900 workers across North Carolina.

The parent firm of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, Alamo Rent a Car and Enterprise CarShare had recently furloughed a number of workers. But on Friday, the Missouri-based company told the NC Department of Commerce said layoffs would begin April 30 and labeled the cuts as “permanent.”

According to the filing, job cuts by location were:

  • Raleigh, 113
  • Morrisville, 69 and 57 at two operations
  • Wilmington, 233
  • Highpoint, 141
  • Charlotte, 128, 90 and 53 across three operations

“The COVID-19 global health crisis has created significant and unprecedented challenges for Enterprise Holdings,” Enterprise Holdings said in a statement. “Like others across the travel industry, we have witnessed a severe impact to our business with corporate business and leisure travel still at a standstill.”

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The company also said it was pausing hiring, reducing hours for some staff and addjusted pay for senior executives as well a sother employees, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

“We recognize the deeply personal impact these actions will have on our team members, making this an especially difficult moment in our long history,” Enterprise Holdings said. “We are committed to taking care of our colleagues, including providing severance and other resources to support the transition of those impacted by these decisions. We extend our sincere appreciation to each of them for their unwavering dedication and support of our company over the years.”

Hundreds of thousands of workers across the state have lost their jobs due to the impact of the pandemic on the economy.