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Warren Buffett’s See’s Candies Furloughs Retail Workers

  • Eligible employees to receive health benefits through May
  • Closing shops has ‘taken a big toll,’ CEO Pat Egan says
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Virus Stimulus Doesn’t Stop the Furlough of 500,000 Retail Workers

Warren Buffett’s See’s Candies, which closed stores across the country to help contain the coronavirus, is now furloughing its retail workers.

The candy maker, which has more than 240 retail locations in the U.S., will provide health benefits for eligible employees until the end of May, the company said Wednesday in a statement. See’s, which Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. purchased in 1972, said it’s been paying employees for all scheduled hours over the past two weeks even as it was closing stores in areas such as California.