Boyd Gaming is to permanently lay off 284 employees at two downtown Las Vegas properties, citing a more prolonged than expected impact from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19)
The operator will make 168 staff members at the California Hotel and Casino redundant as of 13 November, along with 116 at Main Street Station on the same date. It announced the layoffs in a letter to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation as part of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.
The redundancies follow a series of layoffs across Boyd’s Nevada properties, including at both the California Hotel and Casino and at Main Street Station, in July. While it didn’t reveal how many employees were laid off at this time, it said the number fell on the lower end of the range of 25% to 60% of employees that it had provided to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation in May.
Boyd said it was forced to make these additional layoffs as the effects of the pandemic appear longer-lived than initially expected.