Las Vegas Sands to keep paying casino staff

Despite the crisis, the company will keep paying the salaries of all workers until at least October.
Despite the crisis, the company will keep paying the salaries of all workers until at least October.

According to Sheldon Adelson, the company will maintain pay and benefits for all employees despite the pandemic crisis.

US.- Las Vegas Sands employees have received a letter from company president, Sheldon Adelson, in which he says he will maintain pay and benefits at least until October 31.

The letter was intended to calm staff concerns about the future of jobs, and recognised the challenges faced by employees during the Covid-19 crisis, including caring for elderly relatives, spouses who have lost their jobs and uncertainty about whether their children would be returning to school.

While many companies have laid off staff, Las Vegas Sands paid its staff of 10,000 at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas full salaries and benefits during the two-month lockdown that began on March 17. Resorts reopened in early June but the impact of the crisis saw company revenue fall 97 per cent for the quarter ending June 30, to $98 million, down from $3.3 billion in the same quarter last year.

Sands owns the Venetian and Palazzo casinos and the Sands Expo & Convention Center on the strip.

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