Layoffs planned for USPS Potomac MD hotel and conference center

Washington Business Journal reports that the company that operates the Bolger Center, the USPS owned hotel and training center in Potomac, Maryland, is laying off 261 employees.

Dolce International, the hospitality company that manages the U.S. Postal Serivice-owned conference center, filed notice of the layoffs with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Oct. 22. The layoffs would be effective Dec. 31, according to the notice.

A representative for Dolce declined to comment on the notice.

Purchased by the USPS in 1980 as a meeting and training facility, the Bolger Center has 430 guest rooms and 75 meeting rooms. More than 85 percent of the center’s revenue comes from external clients holding meetings and other events there, according to an inspector general’s report from September 2013.

Read more: Layoff notice filed for Bolger Center in Potomac – Washington Business Journal.

  • Postal Observer

    They changed the name from the Bolger Academy to the Bolger Center because it is no longer used for training new supervisors and managers and is no longer needed and technology moved management training to their districts. It is a luxury hotel and pleasure palace for higher up management people that the Postal Service should have dumped years ago.