HOUSTON, TX — Houston First Corporation (HFC) has announced that all its employees are back on the job and drawing on all of the organization’s resources to support Houston during the pandemic.
To counter the negative economic impact the coronavirus has had on the HFC, an application was made for the Payroll Protection Program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), as soon as it became available and eligibility was established. According to the HFC, this plan has allowed the organization to maintain its payroll and eliminated the need for temporary furloughs.
“This is good news, not only for Houston First, but for the City of Houston. Our employees work hard daily on behalf of the City and are essential to our success,” said David Mincberg, Board Chair, HFC. “Nothing makes the board and leadership at Houston First happier than to be able to continue to provide employment for our most valuable assets.”
HFC owns the Hilton Americas-Houston and operates the George R. Brown Convention Center and Avenida Houston, among other public assembly facilities.