There is bad news coming out of the Las Vegas strip this morning as over 1,000 workers are facing being out of a job at the Tropicana, MGM Grand Garden Arena and Park Theater as the casino industry continues to suffer the affects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The majority of the job losses occur at the Tropicana, where over 800 staff are to be laid off, with a further 180 job losses at the Park Theater and a total of 164 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Las Vegas like elsewhere across the world has been hit hard by the continuing global pandemic and is reeling from the growing second wave surge of the Coronavirus.
As such tourism of which the City relies heavily on is continuing to be considerably down, this in spite of the efforts of casino and hotel complex operators in the Nevada city doing their upmost to provide a secure and safe environment to enjoy.
Tropicana assistant general manager Mike Thomas commenting on the loss of jobs, stated: “Significant drags on our business will likely continue for the foreseeable future.”
“We could not have anticipated when our properties would be allowed to reopen and how restrictive the new operating conditions would be, and the negative impact this would have on business volumes.”