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Fall to mark layoffs for hundreds of more Nevada workers

Updated September 4, 2020 - 4:52 pm

Hundreds of Southern Nevada employees are losing their jobs in a continuation of pandemic-spurred layoffs.

Five large companies across Southern Nevada have already laid off or expect to lay off a total of at least 817 employees from Aug. 21 to Nov. 10, according to multiple documents made public Friday afternoon.

More than 330 employees between two Las Vegas Valley nongaming hotels will be laid off on Oct. 30, and Addus Healthcare is closing and laying off about 360 positions between two offices in Las Vegas and Pahrump, the documents said.

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

The Westin told the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation it plans to lay off 190 employees on Oct. 30. Renaissance Las Vegas plans to do the same with 147 employees that same day.

Addus Healthcare will close its locations at 6128 W. Sahara Ave. and 41 N. Highway 160 in Pahrump, laying off 358 workers between Oct. 27 and Nov. 10, a document said.

Sundance Helicopters tour agency planned to lay off 114 of its employees on Aug. 21, according to a notice from the same date. Eight employees at Hakkasan Group’s corportate office were to be laid off on Tuesday, a notice said.

Additionally, Live Nation Entertainment Inc. filed a notice saying it expected previous furloughs of 74 employees at House of Blues, inside Mandalay Bay, to last longer than six months. The furlough continuation could be considered a “mass layoff” the company wrote, but it expected the job losses to be temporary, the company wrote in the notice.

“We still cannot determine at this time the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business or when government officials will allow the live event industry to resume normal operations,” the company wrote.

Representatives from each of the companies did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5290. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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