Employees have been told to file for unemployment.
As California shuts down amidst the coronavirus pandemic, GameStop — who initially argued they were essential enough to stay open during the month-long lockdown — has begrudgingly shuttered its doors. The news comes after a slew of questionable choices in handling the situation, including a memo that asked employees to tell law enforcement officials to call corporate offices should they be forced to close.
Employees have stated that they have been asked to use personal time to file for unemployment, as no pay will be extended to them during this time.
No word on whether or not GameStop will close in other states hit hard by the pandemic, as aggressive lockdown measures are likely to be incorporated in the coming weeks.