The American casino and hotel group MGM Resorts International is firing 18,000 employees in the United States. They had previously been sent on leave because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the many additional travel restrictions. Now they have been told not to come back.
Forced to close
The company, like many companies in the travel industry, is being hit hard by the crisis. In March, MGM was forced to close all its casinos and send home about 62,000 employees in the United States. Later, tens of thousands of people were reinstated when many casinos were able to reopen after local corona measures were relaxed. Despite the crisis, many online casinos benefitted from the Corona crisis.
Still on the recall list
The 18,000 people now fired will still be on a special recall list, according to top executive Bill Hornbuckle. If the company is able to hire more people next year, they will be at the front of the queue and get their benefits back.