Henderson’s M Resort joins a growing list of casinos in Nevada that announced layoffs due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The company, owned by Penn National Gaming, plans to permanently lay off 352 staff beginning on August 15. The company issued the notice to the Nevada Department of Employment as part of the WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) Act that notifies employees in advance about layoffs.
M Resort’s vice president and general manager Hussain Mahrous calls the layoffs “the unfortunate result of COVID-19-related business circumstances that were sudden, dramatic, and beyond our control.”
An unknown number of employees at Wynn Resorts Ltd., the parent company of Wynn Las Vegas, found out they face a second round of furloughs while more than 870 employees at Circus Circus and the Tropicana are expected to be laid off in September and October. Boyd Gaming said it laid off 25 percent of its staff. The Venetian said it will continue to pay employees through October 31 should they need to reduce the workforce there.
Gov. Steve Sisolak shut down casinos for 78 days to prevent the spread of COVID-19 starting on March 17. Sands paid its employees throughout the shutdown. Casinos reopened statewide on June 4.
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