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Tropicana, M Resort warn of more layoffs

Updated October 26, 2020 - 1:54 pm

Hundreds of resort jobs in the Las Vegas Valley are potentially on the chopping block come December.

Notices made public Monday indicate that the M Resort anticipates laying off 236 employees beginning Dec. 21 and over the course of the following two weeks and the Tropicana plans to add to its recent spree of layoffs beginning Dec. 23.

The Tropicana laid off 702 employees Oct. 15 and plans to lay off an additional 132 over a two-week stretch starting Dec. 23, the hotel-casino wrote in a notice.

Additionally, 180 employees at Park Theater and 164 employees at the MGM Grand Garden arena face layoffs, according to notices filed by service corporation Aramark. No date was provided in the notices.

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

The notices were filed under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, which is meant to ensure employees have notice before significant layoffs at large companies so they have time to find work elsewhere.

Company representatives did not immediately respond Monday to requests for comment.

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

The state’s unemployment rate in September was 12.6 percent, up 8.9 percent year over year. Nevada’s rate comes in higher than the national unemployment rate of a seasonally adjusted 7.9 percent.

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

Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5290. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Richard N. Velotta contributed to this report.

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