IGT furloughs 2,300 amid Covid-19 pandemic
International Game Technology (IGT) has implemented a temporary furlough programme for its staff in the US as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, impacting 2,300 employees.
Robert Vincent, chair of the supplier’s primary operating subsidiary for its US lottery business, IGT Global Solutions Corporation arm, explained that the pandemic had significantly impacted its customers and markets.
Its priority was therefore to protect staff and clients’ health, while continuing to serve customers and stakeholders.
“We are taking specific actions to bring our operations in line with customer and player demand,” he said. “These include base salary reductions for senior leaders and the implementation of short-term furlough programs for certain employee groups.”