Mariners hire Catie Griggs as president of business ops

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners hired Catie Griggs as the club’s new president of business operations on Tuesday.

Griggs joins the Mariners after spending the past four seasons as the chief business officer for the Atlanta United of Major League Soccer. Griggs will oversee all aspects of the Mariners organization outside of baseball operations.

“We had a really impressive group of finalists for this role,” Mariners chairman John Stanton said in a statement. “Out of that very strong group, Catie set herself apart with her passion, her experience, and the perspective she will bring to the Mariners.”

Griggs will replace Kevin Mather, who resigned in February after video surfaced of him making derogatory remarks about some players and club operations. Mather took insensitive shots at a former All-Star from Japan and a top prospect from the Dominican Republic for their English skills, and admitted the team possibly manipulated service

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NM hotel business struggles to hire workers, blames ‘back to work’ incentives

“It makes us curtail hours of operation for our food operations, we have to curtail our banquet operations, and simple things,” Perez said. “Even the amount of rooms we can serve on a weekend because we don’t have enough housekeepers or servers to service those rooms. So it’s really impacted the business to a huge degree.”

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, New Mexico’s unemployment rate was nearly 8% in June, tying with Connecticut for the worst unemployment rate in the country.

The New Mexico Business Coalition believes the extra unemployment benefits from the federal government is to blame.

“Many employees are happy to be home and happy to get paid to be there,” said Carla Sonntag, president and founder of the New Mexico Business Coalition.

The state is offering a back-to-work bonus, but Perez said New Mexicans aren’t really jumping at that opportunity.

“We’ve seen people

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