Most employers are pledging to re-employ staff when venues re-open and the economy recovers.

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Updated March 24 2020 - 1:51pm, first published 8:30am
Doors closing: Assistant manager Megan Sawyer about to close the doors, with Club employees Jamie-Lee McDermott, Kaylene Ashley, Kaye Hicks and Jahna Kelleher who, like most people, are hoping for the best.
Doors closing: Assistant manager Megan Sawyer about to close the doors, with Club employees Jamie-Lee McDermott, Kaylene Ashley, Kaye Hicks and Jahna Kelleher who, like most people, are hoping for the best.

After 71 years of continuous trading - more if you count its previous existence as the RSL Club - the Cootamundra Ex-Servicemen's Club closed its doors on Monday and employees have temporarily lost their jobs.

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Tom Gosling

Journalist, Cootamundra Herald

I've had a long career in journalism and corporate communications, starting with country newspapers, radio and TV in northern NSW and including ABC News Sydney and the Melbourne Herald. I edited The University of Sydney News for 10 years, and was Media Officer for CSIRO in Canberra and BHP Steelworks in Port Kembla.