Casino operator cuts another 700 jobs after letting 200 members of staff go at the start of April.
New Zealand.- Casino operator SkyCity is planning to cut 700 more members of staff due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
The start of April saw the Kiwi-operator slash 200 jobs, but today’s announcement reveals a significantly higher staff departure.
SkyCity CEO Graeme Stephens said: “For a company that is centered around its people, this is incredibly difficult for all involved.
“At SkyCity, we are a family and it is incredibly tough to say goodbye to valued team members, however, we need to ensure our business is best prepared to operate in the new environment.
“These difficult actions will help to create a business that is sustainable in the medium and long term and one which can continue to support the thousands of jobs that will still remain.
“We will be working with those potentially affected. Their managers and the unions and expect the process to take some weeks.”
SkyCity said it would be reopening as a smaller, domestically-focused business as travel restrictions will likely continue in the long-term.