MGM Resorts lays off 18,000 employees nationwide today

MGM Resorts will send separation letters to 18,000 furloughed employees. The casino company plans to keep recalling additional workers as it reopens properties and adds amenities. using their positions at the casino as a second job. However, employees expected to earn more tips at MGM Springfield than they had in their previous jobs. • In addition to income, most employees at MGM Springfield earn benefits, such as paid time off, retirement benefits, or health benefits. (Reuters) - Casino operator MGM Resorts International <MGM.N> informed its staff on Friday it would lay off 18,000 furloughed employees in the United States as the coronavirus-induced travel curbs MGM Grand Detroit had 2,800 employees before the shutdown in March. The casino reopened Aug. 5 after being closed for more than four months to slow the spread of COVID-19. MGM brings in senior-level employees from Empire City Casino in Yonkers for reopening By Jim Kinney, 8/28/2020 Army officials reveal new details in Vanessa Guillen case • MGM Resorts set to lay off 18,000 employees nationwide on Monday [LVS] • How Coronavirus Is Affecting Las Vegas Food and Restaurants [ELV] • Las Vegas Casino Reopenings: All the Updates [ELV] MGM Resorts, which includes Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, formally terminated around 18,000 employees. The country's largest employer of casino workers says the decision is in response MGM, in promoting its $960 million casino in Springfield, set a goal of hiring 2,200 full-time and 800 part-time employees, and has not met that level to date, according to the reports. MGM Resorts is donating $1 million to its crisis and disaster relief fund for employees, plus the equivalent to 400,000 meals across the United States. Hotel and casino giant MGM Resorts on Friday said 18,000 furloughed employees in the United States would be permanently laid off as the hospitality industry struggles amid the coronavirus pandemic. "Federal law requires companies to provide a date of separation for furloughed employees who are not recalled within six months," CEO Bill Hornbuckle said in a letter seen by AFP.

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