The Tropicana and M Resort, both owned by Penn National Gaming, announced plans to lay off additional employees in December in letters to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.
The M Resort in Henderson will permanently lay off 236 employees beginning December 21. That follows layoffs of 352 staff in August.
“These layoffs … are the unfortunate result of COVID-19-related business circumstances that were sudden, dramatic and beyond our control. The impact on our business was not reasonably foreseeable until now. We simply could not foresee, that the initial closures of our properties, that were issued by one or two states for a limited period of time, ultimately spread throughout all the states in which we operate and eventually be extended, interrupting almost all business and travel temporarily,” writes Robin Rivera, vice president of human resources, in a letter to the state.
The Tropicana on the Strip also starts laying off another 132 employees starting December 23. That follows 702 layoffs that started on October 15. These layoffs swill be permanent, but the resort will remain open.
Both letters are part of the WARN Act, the federal law that requires most employers with 100 or more employees to provide 60 calendar-day advance notification of layoffs.
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