A whole lot of layoffs potential in Las Vegas resort trade

Hundreds of resort jobs in the Las Vegas Valley may be on the chopping block in December.

Announcements released on Monday indicated that the M Resort is expected to lay off 236 employees starting December 21 and over the following two weeks. Tropicana plans to ramp up its latest wave of layoffs starting December 23.

The Tropicana laid off 702 employees on October 15 and plans to lay off an additional 132 employees over a period of two weeks from December 23, the hotel-casino wrote in a statement.

In addition, 180 employees in the Park Theater and 164 employees in the MGM Grand Garden Arena are exposed to layoffs, as the service company Aramark announced. No date was given in the communications.

A spokesman for MGM Resorts International said no MGM employees are affected.

The notices were filed under the Workers Adaptation and Retraining Act, which aims to ensure that employees are notified of significant layoffs in large companies so that they have time to find work elsewhere.

Company officials did not immediately respond to requests for comments on Monday.

The Department of Employment, Education and Rehabilitation said the state created 3,400 jobs in September, but the number of jobs has fallen by 127,000 since September 2019.

The state’s unemployment rate was 12.6 percent in September, 8.9 percent above the previous year’s figure. Nevada’s rate is higher than the nationally seasonally adjusted 7.9 percent unemployment rate.

An estimated 13.2 percent of the state workforce was unemployed in August.

Contact Mike Shoro at [email protected] or 702-387-5290. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter. Richard N. Velotta, contributor to the Review Journal, contributed to this report.

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