MGM Grand Detroit Not Bringing Back Furloughed Workers
It's 2020 and as you'd expect, the hits just keep on coming.
MGM Grand Detroit announced earlier today they will not bring back more than 1,000 employees who were furloughed earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to WXYZ, MGM Resorts International, which owns MGM Grand Detroit, will lay off 18,000 of the furloughed workers in the U.S., but it's expected health benefits will continue through the end of September.
MGM Grand Detroit President & COO Davis Tsai:
Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to impact many businesses, including our own. Due to the mandated capacity restrictions and business demand, many of our amenities and venues remain closed for the time being. With these positions currently unavailable, it has not been possible to bring back all of our employees.
I'm sure this is devastating news for so many that probably thought they would be coming back to work at some point. Now you have another thousand plus people in Detroit looking for work.
The casino industry isn't the only one that's dropping bad news on its' employees. It was also just announced that Delta Air Lines is planning to furlough 1,941 pilots in October as the airline industry struggles to rebound from coronavirus-related fallout.
It's so awful seeing news like this nearly every day and will continue to for a quite a while I would have to imagine.