Boyd to lay off a further 284 employees

The properties affected are the California Hotel and Casino and Main Street Station.
The properties affected are the California Hotel and Casino and Main Street Station.

The Nevada-based gaming and hospitality company already laid off a number of furloughed workers in July.

US.- Boyd Gaming has announced it will permanently lay off a further 284 employees across two Las Vegas properties due to the continued impact of the pandemic.

Its California Hotel and Casino will see the biggest cuts, with 168 workers to be made redundant. Another 116 employees will be laid off at Main Street Station.

The casino operator already laid off a number of furloughed employees in July, although the exact figure was not revealed.

Boyd announced the cuts in a letter to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation in line with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) act.

The company said: “Like many businesses across the country and in our industry, Boyd Gaming continues to be significantly affected by the impacts of Covid-19.

“When the Covid-19 pandemic began earlier this year, we hoped that the disease would be under control and that the regulatory restrictions on our operations and the sudden decrease in visitors would be short-lived.

“As we are all aware, the pandemic continues with no predictable date for its end. Government and regulatory restrictions on our business remain in force and continue to evolve along with the pandemic.

“The economy continues to struggle and extended travel-related restrictions are preventing many customers from visiting our properties.”